Garden to Lose Weight

Garden to Lose Weight

Trying to lose weight before swimsuit season is officially here?

Researchers from Konkuk University and Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea, suggest gardening. Why? Because it’s just like going to the gym.

Turning compost is like lifting weights, pulling the wheelie bin storage is like doing push ups, raking is like using the rowing machine and pushing a mower is like walking on a treadmill, they say.

In fact, in measuring 10 gardening tasks against gym favorites, their research showed similar calorie burns.
Yeah who would have thought that gardening would be good for losing weight! I know it sounds crazy but its true because it can be back breaking work! Even the leading online guide here says you can lose weight super fast doing this if you put enough effort into it.

The researchers classified planting transplants, mixing growing medium, watering, harvesting, sowing, hoeing, mulching, raking and weeding as moderate-intensity activities and digging as a high-intensity activity.

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