Before You Restore Your Lawn
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Burn Calories Taking Care of Your Lawn

Don’t dread those outside chores, think of them as an exercise program with a bonus—a great looking yard! Give your legs, hips, back, shoulders and arms a workout by hauling bags of compost or fertilizer.

Below represents the calories an average person (155 pounds) can burn taking care of your yard.  If you weigh less, you will burn slightly fewer calories, if you weigh more, you will burn slightly more calories.

Activity Calories Per Hour
Applying fertilizer

Carrying Logs

Chopping/Splitting Wood

Cleaning Gutters

Clearing Land

Digging a Sandbox

Digging in the Yard or Garden

Gardening

Lawn Mowing (manual)

Lawn Mowing (power)

Lawn Mowing (riding)

Laying Crushed Rock

Laying Sod

Operating a Chain Saw

Operate a Snow Blower (power)

Picking Flowers or Vegetables

Picking Fruit off Trees

Picking Up the Yard

Planting Seedlings

Planting Trees

Pulling Weeds

Raking the Lawn

Raking Leaves

Raking Roof with Snow Rake

Riding Snow Blower

Shoveling Snow

Spreading Mulch

Spreading Grass Seed

Tilling a Garden

Trimming Bushes

Trimming Trees (manual)

Watering Outdoor Plants

281

272

774

352

320

340

598

281

387

324

176

170

340

340

246

306

204

204

204

306

317

303

288

288

211

422

576

400

400

408

633

106

 

Source: http://www.nutristrategy.com/activitylist4.htm

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