Mowing the Yard Is Exercise


I can’t afford to get a riding mower at this point, so I use a hand-mower. In fact, even though mowing my yard is sometimes a huge pain in the you-know-what, I kind of look forward to it. Besides getting a little sun to make some Vitamin D, mowing is a good “off day” exercise for me. In fact, since my yard is fairly big, in an hour and a half, according to Fit Day, I burn 620 calories. I would basically have to run 5.5 miles at my normal speed to burn a similar number of calories!

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