Sarah Beeny, founder of online estate agents Tepilo, today reveals how a house move may be stressful, but could do wonders for your bod!
The revolutionary new website, which allows users to put their house up for sale for as little as £600, has today revealed the results of a little experiment they set some house movers around the country, urging them to use a pedometer whilst moving. When taking the average from the results, the stats were very surprising, and saw the average house move could burn off up to 5,000 calories. The equivalent to 33 bars of chocolate!
Tepilo, which launched late last year, set five people the pedometer task whom were partaking in different levels of a house move, including one spanning over seven days and one just a day. Will Cooke, 27, from London, racked up 17,029 steps in just one day whilst moving in-between flats, with his housemate being the laziest of the pair and only achieving 12,500. Using a pedometer calculator, with an average weight of 180lbs for a man walking at 3mph, this racked up 850 calories lost. With the average move lasting 5-7 days all together, this could equate to the average person losing 1.5lbs during the week of the move.
Co-founder of Tepilo, Sarah Beeny commented: ‘I’d always been so curious about burning calories during the big move. I’ve worked in the housing industry for years now, so I know how tough it can be when in the mix of it. The constant lifting of boxes, running up and down the stairs, going back and fourth between the old and new digs, it’s a hard slog! However just how many calories the average move burns was a real shock. I might cancel my gym membership now, it looks like moving house will keep me just as trim!’