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Healthy Benefits to Yard Work

No one likes to spend their weekends in the yard, but a day out in the yard can have some healthy benefits. So put down that remote and take some time out in the yard to help promote a healthy you.

Mowing your lawn once a week is a great way to get aerobic exercise. Try using a push mower for an even better workout. An average adult weighing 150 pounds will burn approximately 300 calories per hour mowing their lawn with a push mower.

Performing moderate-level activity such as raking for at least 30-minutes almost every day will also help reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease. Not to mention, an average adult weighing about 150 pounds can burn as many as 150 calories for every half hour of raking.