Is your resolution to get fit starting to lose it's luster? Have you given up on the gym? Bored with Zumba?
Then it may be time to try a new activity.
You could take up golf or tennis. . .or get out in the backyard and play with your kids. Basketball or a game of catch are both good ways to burn some calories and keep your kids entertained.
But there's a sneaky way to burn some calories AND add some curb appeal to your house.
Yep, gardening not only makes your yard look better, but it can give you a pretty good workout too. In fact, according to a recent article in Birds and Bloom Magazine, you can burn up to 200 calories in just a half hour! Granted, that is by using a push mower. . .but there are other activities you can do in the garden that burn calories AND make your yard the envy of the neighborhood.
Just a half-hour of these activities can burn more than 100 calories:
Digging and Spading Dirt - 190 calories
Weeding - 170 calories
Planting Seedlings -150 calories
Raking - 130 calories
Trimming Shrubs (with a power tool) - 110 calories
Add in a morning or afternoon walk, and you're on your way to better health!
Even a riding mower can burn 70 calories in a half hour!
So this spring, plan to head to your local Flower Show, grab those seed catalogs and start designing the garden of your dreams. . .you may just end up with a beautiful yard to do your yoga routine in this summer.
What sneaky ways do you act fitness into your day?
catch you soon -