Lawn Care & Fitness

There are many ways to burn-off unwanted calories and tone your muscles without working out at the local gym.   The secret to a good workout may be right in your own backyard. 

If you are looking for a sure way to burn off a few calories, look no further than your lawn.  According to The Lawn Institute located in East Dundee, IL, maintaining a healthy looking lawn is not only aesthetically pleasing and great for the environment, itís also provides a source for good exercise as suggested by the chart below:

Calories Burned by Various Activities

Task/Activity

Calories Burned Per Hour

Digging

516

Mowing

458

Weeding

295

Raking

222

Tennis

446

Aerobics

421

Bicycling (9.4 mph)

409

Badminton

396

Golf

348

Table Tennis

276

Archery

264

Walking (3 mph)

228

Volleyball

204

 

 Since it was founded in 1955, The Lawn Institute has been dedicated to serving as a primary source of information for the general public, home gardeners, garden writers, etc., on consumer-related issues pertaining to turfgrass sod in general, proper lawn care, environmental concerns, and much more. The Lawn Institute is committed to providing accurate, dependable and unbiased information that can benefit homeowners and the general public.