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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

The Gardening Fitness Regimen

Many people think that gardening takes very little effort. What they don’t know is that doing the yardwork for two to three hours a day is similar to hitting the gym for an hour or two. So why bother with a gym membership when doing gardening chores can do the same thing for you? Here are the top six exercises that you can do in your garden. Push-Ups Strength in pushing is important to gardeners because we always need to

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