It feels like cheating to say I worked in the yard with Scotty rather than working out with Orlando. But it was still exercise.
I was left ... I have to say it... reeling.
30 minutes mowing, 30 minutes weeding.
- According to Iowa State:
- Digging and spading in the garden gives a moderate to heavy intensity workout. It involves muscles in the upper body, back,and legs. Women doing this activity burn 150 calories in a 30 minute period, men burn 197.
- Mowing with a push reel mower gives a high intensity workout involving the whole body. Women burn 181 calories in 30 minutes, men burn 236.
- Weeding the flower beds and vegetable garden gives the legs,hips, buttocks, and hamstrings a moderate workout if we stoop while we weed. Women burn 138 calories every 30 minutes, men burn 181.