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Gardening: Burning Calories by the Numbers

Most people think of gardening as a relaxing activity – and it is, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a bit of exercise in as well. Gardening involves a lot of lifting, pulling, stretching, and bending – which altogether makes up a pretty varied and well-rounded exercise regimen. But how many calories do you burn up exactly with each garden chore? Here is a simple guide: Gardening can burn up to 300 calories with an hour of moderately strenuous

A Garden Workout

Looking to lose a few pounds? Why not skip getting a gym membership and work out in your garden or yard instead? A lot of folks don’t realize that gardening is actually a great way to exercise. With a combination of actions such as lifting, pulling, and stretching, doing your yardwork can be just as intense as a session in the gym. Lunges Always use a push mower, and put some muscle into pushing the mower forward as far as