It’s Spring, the perfect time to attend to cleaning the yard and house. It can be a chore during the process, but once you have your closets organized, the house cleaned, and flowers planted it feels wonderful! All of this work can also help you work towards your weight loss goals. Any extra movement burns more calories and burning more calories on a regular basis results in weight loss.
See how you can do some much needed Spring cleaning and burn some calories at the same time. Keep in mind these numbers are just estimates. It truly depends on how much you weigh and the duration of the activity. For the following examples a one hour duration was used.
|Activity||Estimated Calories Burned|
|General Gardening (picking weeds, etc)||350-400|
|Mowing lawn (push lawn mowers)||350-400|
|Planting trees and flowers||350-400|
This just goes to show that daily activity and movement helps to keep you physically fit. You can make small fitness gains and in this case get your Spring cleaning done all at the same time! Get out and stay active every day.
About the Blogger:
Rosanne Rust is a Registered Dietitian and co-author of The Hypertension Cookbook for Dummies, The Glycemic Index Cookbook for Dummies, The Calorie Counter Journal for Dummies and The Restaurant Calorie Counter for Dummies. Learn more about Rosanne and how you can work with her on your own nutrition goals!