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I don't always find time for a defined workout, but I do a lot of gardening, so I try to make that into a mini workout, I do a lot of bending and lifting and stretching and try to maximize those movements to get a benefit. If one works at it you can really work up a sweat!

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Lifting bags of mulch is a great muscle builder.
Pulling weeds gives a much needed tummy tightener if you bend just right and pull in those abdominals while doing it.
Even watering can become a great workout if you stretch and reach while holding the hose.

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  • They even have it on the fitness tracker and I always count it if I'm pulling weeds and digging (I have a fairly large veggie patch that I can't seem to stop weeds growing in). We have also been digging a bed in the back of our yard and it's really hard work! - by ELEPHANTGIRL75
  • I love to garden. I worked on my flower beds in the front yard yesterday, and can't wait to get my vegetable garden started!! - by FIERCE_FABULOUS
  • I prefer to garden outdoors.
    As opposed to indoor herb pots or something like that. - by _TRIXIE_
  • I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks gardening is a great, fun workout... I work up a sweat every time! My boyfriend has actually turned me into a gardener for life. Love it. - by ABETTERCHERYL

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