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10 Everyday Activities That Count As Workouts

I used to spend all of my money and time rushing to the gym and ignoring my household chores. Little did I know that many of my routine activities—such as vacuuming, shoveling snow, and grocery shopping—actually burned about as many calories as 30 minutes on a treadmill.

So now I don’t kill myself to get to the gym over washing my car or gardening. No, if I can, I fill my waking hours with the following ten activities that can actually be considered workouts…

1. Gardening

You’re down in the dirt on your knees, lunging forward to pick tomatoes, or reaching to prune shrubs. You bet after a few hours, you’re burning some decent calories. In fact, a few hours of gardening can burn 650 to 800 calories, and you’ll further benefit from the fresh fruit and produce you’re growing as well.

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