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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Get Fit Working IN the Garden

So many love the hobby of gardening. They also know that  it is very hard work. In fact, Gardening can be considered a form of exercise. Gardening is an activity that encourages everyone to get into the garden, grab a gardening tool and work. Gardening task helps build muscles as they rake, dig , and plow. The activities that take place in gardening is both aerobic and muscle strengthening.

Burning calories while gardening is a great way to help one get in shape. Digging and shoveling top the list burning the list followed closely by mowing and weeding. One half-hour of working in the garden helps burn approximately:

  • Digging and shovelling: 250 calories
  • Lawn mowing: 195 calories
  • Weeding: 105 calories
  • Raking: 100 calories

Using the hoe in the garden and trimming the hedges will not only help you work up a sweat but also help you tone up. Muscles in your arms and shoulders will get into place while raking, forking, and mowing Muscles in your thights and buttocks can be toned by lifting objects and squatting. 

Gardening can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, help prevent diabetes, heart disease, depression or osteoporosis. Working in the garden will help you build muscles in your body. Your brain gets a chance to workout as you think about how you will design your garden and research what will grow best. You can help your body become fit doing something you love No need to be in a hurry simply work on your garden and the work you do will help you become a bit healthier. Just 10 minutes of moderate activities in the day can help. Break the gardening chores down and take a break then go back to finish the job. 

Garden is great for your mental health as well. Gardening will help stimulate all senses, sights, sounds, textures, scents and taste. You may even recall earlier garden experiences. Stress may even go away while you work on the garden. 


1 comment:

  1. Gardening is one of my all-time favorite summer activities! Right now I'm growing lots of veggies :)


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