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…

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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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