New Reason To Garden

9:55 AM, Aug 8, 2012   |    comments
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Triad --  At the beginning of spring, we can't wait to get outside and do... anything!  After being cooped up all winter, the thought of being out in the yard is heavenly. 

Now, it's August.  The promise of new flowers and veggies has turned to reality.  Then there's also the weeding, mowing, spraying for bugs... to go along with them. 

If you find you're having to drag yourself out to water, pull weeds...  do those day to day garden chores, here's a new incentive.


You can burn a decent amount of calories out in the yard.  Here are a few numbers from  This is the amount of calories an average person (155 pounds) would burn doing the chore for 1 hour. 

  • Watering plants:  106
  • Lawn mowing:      387
  • Riding mower:      176
  • Raking leaves:      288
  • Digging                 598
  • Picking veggies     306
  • Pulling weeds       317
  • chopping wood     774

For a list of more calorie burning chores, check out the full  list on

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