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5/21/14 10:39 A

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For anyone interested, here is a great link to help count your yard work by calories etc. You can also find other activities to help you.

http://www.self.com/calculatorsprograms/
calculators/caloriesburned/yard_work/

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5/12/14 4:25 P

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Yes, I count gardening as exercise. The bending and squatting is good leg work, and the raking and hoeing is like cardio. Carrying heavy bags of soil or rock is like strength training. So yeah, count it!!
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6/26/12 8:17 A

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Thanks everyone for your replys on tracking yard work. You all are very helpful and friendly. Keep going! Thanks again.

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6/15/12 2:48 P

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I don't count the time spent looking unless I am bending over and pulling weeds, but usingh the tiller, shovel, wheelbarrow and hoeing in 90+ degree weather does get my heart racing and my muscles flexing.

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6/15/12 10:17 A

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You betcha! There are entries in the Cardio section for:

Gardening (roughly the same as walking)
Mowing lawn (push, power)
Digging: heavy

I use the last one when I am digging soil (moving beds) and wheel barrowing the load around

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6/15/12 8:14 A

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yes put them in your tracker;

my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 93 pounds.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal.

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6/15/12 8:03 A

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Go to Fitness and click on add cardio---then hit the browse button and go to Home activities---a lot of things like cutting grass, gardening, raking leaves, etc. are there for you to track---yes, you are burning calories---sometimes I don't put in all my minutes as I am not always moving at a good pace to give me a more accurate picture of what I am burning. And cutting grass with a push mower is great cardio---so is using a weed whacker.

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6/15/12 7:59 A

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absolutely!!!! you are PUSHING against a moving force, using arms, legs feet, even your core as you move that mower around. There is both on the tracker. I takes me over 2 hours to cut the grass... I have a large yard, and I'm sweating when I'm done!



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6/15/12 7:38 A

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I am wondering if you can count mowing the lawn and other yard/gardening work as exercise on the SP trackers? Some days the yard needs so much work I don't have time to do my exercise videos. I do a lot of sweating but the pace is probably not as aerobic.

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