Spring has sprung and Summer is just around the corner. It seemed like my whole neighborhood was busy this weekend doing yard work like mowing, weeding flower beds, panting, and fertilizing. That stuff is a lot of work! Here is the average calorie burn for different yard work:

  • Mowing the Lawn (with a push mower): 77 calories for approximately 15 minutes
  • Raking or Digging: 56 calories for approximately 15 minutes
  • Planting Flowers or Weeding: 60 calories for approximately 15 minutes
  • Wheelbarrowing or Stacking Wood: 68 calories for approximately 15 minutes
  • Watering the lawn (standing): 9 calories for approximately 15 minutes

When it comes to watering, you might be better off setting up a sprinkler and watering yourself with a cold glass of lemonade. Happy gardening!

Numbers based on someone that is 150lbs and courtesy of the Calorie Lab.

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