Why Seasonal Chores Might Be Your Best Workout This Fall
Depending on the climate in a given area, yard work can mean high quality exercise. Those with leaves in their front yard can get a great workout by raking or blowing leaves, for example. In fact, raking leaves is considered a moderate-intensity cardiovascular exercise and counts toward the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, according to an article by CBS News. “A person with a body weight of 170 pounds (77 kilograms) would burn 308 calories doing an hour of yard work, such as raking,” the article adds. “Comparatively, walking briskly at a pace of 3.5 miles per hour burns only 293 calories for that same 170-pound person. For those focused on indoor seasonal chores, using the same body-weight metric, an hour of housework at 231 calories is the equivalent of an hour of basic weight training.” Read more.