Yard Work as Exercise
Today I raked, mulched, weeded and planted. All in all, I spent two hours AT LEAST out in the yard getting old leaves out, cedar mulch down, bulbs in and seeds planted for cold weather crops. I put in radishes (both Sparkler and oriental), sugar snap peas, two types of leaf lettuce, half-long carrots and scallions.
In about a month, I'll be eating radishes. About two weeks after that, I'll be having the first lettuce. That is, assuming, I am able to keep the rabbits and squirrels (grrrrrrrrr) from eating everything as it comes up.
But, for right now, I got a really good workout, plus the satisfaction of a job well done. Just 30 minutes of gardening burns 216 calories. Thirty minutes of raking? 192 calories. I love gardening and working outdoors.
When I was finished, I felt great!