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You burned how many calories??

By: Amber Vandale
Posted: July 21, 2020 07:34

Not only is your garden beautiful, but you just burned a whole bunch of calories!

My newsfeed has been flooded with pictures this week with beautiful, blooming flowers!  I love my indoor plants, but I struggle outdoors.  Removing a tiny piece of glass from my foot is more appealing to me than weeding.  Seriously, it's the worst!  But maybe it's time to reconsider and start to find a way to love my outdoor garden.  Experts say it may be an easy way to shed the "Quarantine 15"

WebMD says you will burn a boatload of calories doing some yard work:

  • Heavy yard work (landscaping, moving rocks, hauling dirt): 400-600 calories per hour
  • Raking and bagging leaves: 350-450 calories per hour
  • Gardening: pulling weeds, planting flowers, etc.: 200-400 calories per hour
  • Mowing the lawn: 250-350 calories per hour

Regular yardwork could see you burning 80,000 calories a year, and you'll have a beautiful yard on top of it!  And if all that isn't enough for you, I have the address of someone who has a little extra weeding for you.........

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