Doing Yardwork Can Burn 4,000 Calories A Year

Not everyone loves doing yardwork, but if you need some extra incentive to mow the lawn just know that it is actually a good workout you can do for free!

A new survey of 2,00 homeowners found that homeowners spend an average of 165-hours a year maintaining or fixing up their homes and all those activities can burn off quite a few calories.

According to the survey, many people don’t consider yard work to be exercise, but these tasks can burn thousands of calories a year, if they’re done consistently, including these:

  • Mowing the grass can burn more than 4,000 calories every year
  • Carrying wood, bags of soil, and bags of compost can burn another 3,000 calories
  • Planting shrubs and seeds can burn another 2,600 calories a year
  • Weeding can torch more than 6,000 calories
  • And just watering the garden can burn nearly 4,000 calories over the course of a year.

This means if homeowners put in all that time and sweat doing all this work and more, they could end up burning over 80,000 calories a year just working in their yards and gardens! Time to invest in our gardens!


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