Boise moms are active, so you know you're burning calories.  But just how many calories you're burning while you're picking up toddlers and running up the stairs may surprise you.  We have 6 Boise spots that might help you double up.

If you wear a calorie-tracker on your wrist or watch the numbers tick up on the treadmill, do you ever wonder how accurate the totals are?  I totally do, because I want to know if I can add whipped cream to my peanut butter pretzel and applesauce concoction, or if I can have the extra handful of Peanut Butter Chex mixed with pretzels.  The peanut butter-pretzel combination is a healthy addiction, right?  Some of us might be so far in that we're putting the makers' kids through college and we're okay with it, and while we're momming hard we want to know if our activity levels will level it off.

WebMD said there are severe everyday calorie burners that will help us out if we don't have an extra hour in the day to hit the gym.

We can burn 400 to 600 calories doing these things:  Shoveling snow, raking leaves, landscaping and moving rocks.

We can burn 150 to 350 calories doing these things:  Sweeping, vacuuming, laundry, and washing the car.

They also said you can bench press your toddler 15 to 20 times for a little extra boost, and you can take laundry up the stairs in three trips instead of one and trade efficiency for exercise.

We think there might be several things around the Treasure Valley that moms can do to boost calorie burns, and we'll keep an eye on the fitness tracker to see if that hunch is true.

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