So what are the top tasks for shedding off those extra lbs? These are BillyOh's top calorie burning garden activities:
For anyone wanting to tone those arms raking is great for burning calories and building muscle. Make sure to swap hands every so often whilst you not only improve your fitness but provide some much needed love to your garden. Put the leaves in the compost pile to improve the futility of the soil.
On average 60 calories per 15 minutes.
Digging and composting:
No surprise that digging is on the list as we all know how tiring it can be but it actually burns more calories and builds muscle quicker than you may think. Regular composting is highly beneficial for your garden and for extra rewards for both your health and your garden double digging may be intensive but burns even more calories and greatly improves your soil.
On average 83 calories per 15 minutes.
The repetitive movement in moving the lawn can be a rather tedious task but a silver lining is that it can help your garden look great whilst also doing the same to your body. It is not only great for your physical state but the task is also known to improve your mental state and can be incredibly therapeutic.
On average 93 calories per 15 minutes.
Now is the best time to get planting ready for your flowers to bloom in summer but whilst pulling weeds can be a dull task it can greatly improve your fitness as a full body workout. Improving your grip, toning arms and legs whilst squatting for a prolonged period are just some of the overlooked benefits.
On average 73 calories per 15 minutes.
If those veggies are ready to be harvested then you'll be strengthening your whole body as you lift those heavy bags of soil and dig up those fresh vegetables. Try incorporating a squat when you bend down to get the best results.
On average 42 calories per 15 minutes.
Put those shoulders to work as you trim the hedges and strengthen your legs as you squat down to collect the waste. Cutting off dead branches is important for the health of your garden but can also improve your own health too. On average 73 calories per 15 minutes.