DOES YARD WORK COUNT A EXERCISE
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    My philosophy, if I sweat, I am counting it!!!
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    Heck yes! Any type of "activity" where you are off you butt counts as some type of exercise. I heard that from a nutritionist on the Today show. Just MOVE she said.
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    My husband put on his heart rate monitor (keeps track of calories burned, target heart rate, etc) and he burned over 700 calories doing the yard. He is in really good physical condition and about 200 lbs.

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    It counts for me! We have a really big yard and it takes me about 2 hours to mow the grass, weedeat, etc. I am the one who does the yard work (not my husband) because it is such great exercise! I love yard work!
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    Here are my thoughts on ANY kind of movement.....IT ALL COUNTS! Anytime you are moving around that you normally in day to day life wouldnt do, IT COUNTS! I have been on crutches for 3 weeks now and I am counting it since it is equivilent to walking at 4MPH. So I count part of it but not all of it.

    So if you do not do it on a daily basis count it!!!
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    Odd woman out here and this is why.

    Yeah yeah ... it burns calories .. but I swear there are stats out there that even show sitting at a computer & watching tv burns calories

    The real question is that going to make you tone and lose weight? Obviously, a lot of seditary people that are "burning calories" are not losing weight.

    One day of this or that, I don't think so. So I don't count it as exercise, (or add up how many calories burned etc) however in your case where you normally are doing physical activity it will probably average out for the day.

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    Anytime you are moving and burning calories, IT COUNTS!
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    Heck ya! I count my yard work... there actually is a category under the fitness tab in thedailyplate . com that calculates it too!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph-on-LI View Post
    It better count as exercise! This Spring my sister and I bagged 76, yes that's 76 bags of leaves. I have a huge yard with a lot of trees...lol We bagged them, dragged them to the end of the yard and piled them high. I definitely counted it as exercise...I'd never been so sore in my life.

    It sure does count, you probably used more muscles cutting down that bush than you would in a regular workout. Plus, you got some sun, all in all, a good workout.
    OMG I am soooo sore from cleaning my yard. My forearms and butt muscles. Is there such a thing called butt muscle?


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    It better count as exercise! This Spring my sister and I bagged 76, yes that's 76 bags of leaves. I have a huge yard with a lot of trees...lol We bagged them, dragged them to the end of the yard and piled them high. I definitely counted it as exercise...I'd never been so sore in my life.

    It sure does count, you probably used more muscles cutting down that bush than you would in a regular workout. Plus, you got some sun, all in all, a good workout.

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    I THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BUT WAS NOT TO SURE. THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES.

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    I would definately say yes. I have been pulling weeds, mowing, and trimming hedges all day. I am so exhausted and I believe that I sweat more doing this then excercise.


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    i would say definitely it counts! yard work makes ya sweat, and that's a plus for exercise. my husband has a landscaping business, and he's lost like ten pounds since the season started. he's already small anyway, but he works so hard and for so long that he's lost weight from that alone. i HATE yard work so luckily i don't have to do any!




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    Default DOES YARD WORK COUNT A EXERCISE

    THIS MAY BE A DUMB QUESTION BUT DOES DOING YARD WORK INCLUDING MOWING THE LAWN AND CUTTING DOWN A BUSH( BUSH TOOK 4 HOURS TO CUT DOWN). PRESSURE WASHED THE DRIVEWAY, AND DID SOME EDGING. TOTAL WAS AROUND 6 HOURS.

    BYE THE WAY I NEVER EVER DO YARD WORK I HATE IT LOL

    JUST WONDERING IF AFTER ALL THAT IF I SHOULD STILL GO ON MY 3 MILE WALK OMG I HOPE NOT IM BEAT.

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