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Decorating for Halloween and raking my first round of leaves today reminded me that not only is housework a real workout, but yard work is too! If you've been breaking a sweat in your backyard here's a quick calorie count...
Get down and dirty in the garden. Weeding, mulching, and planting mums can burn around 125 calories for a half hour and make your house look amazing.
Kick-up the burn: Squat down for those pesky weeds.
Kick-up the burn: Instead of one big pile, make a few medium size piles all over the yard.
Skip the blower, instead sweep the porch, sidewalks, and driveways to burn around 106 calories a half hour.
Leave the ride-on mower in the shed and you'll burn anywhere between 150-200 calories an hour.
*Calorie count based on a 135 lb. women
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