Burn calories whilst mowing your lawn

Have you ever been curious to know how many calories one person can burn whilst carrying out various garden and yard activities, such as mowing the lawn? Mowing the lawn for a good 20 minutes can help you burn more calories than going for a power walk. You may have not realised that mowing the lawn is a great energy-consuming activity, and so you are improving your health. Lets take a look at how many calories an individual can actually burn whilst mowing the lawn!

Calorie Burning – An Average Estimate

The number of calories you burn depends on various factors such as:  
  1. Your size (the more you weigh, the more you burn off calories)
  2. Age (the younger you are, the more calories you burn)
  3. Muscles (muscles burn more calories than fat)
  However, we have estimated some great average numbers on how many calories an individual burns whilst mowing the lawn, including other various gardening activities:
  1. Mowing the lawn – 250-350 calories per hour
  2. Watering Lawn – 61 calories per 30 minutes
  3. Raking and bagging leaves: 350-450 calories per hour
  4. Heavy yard work – 400-600 calories per hour
  5. Shoveling snow – 400-600 calories per hour
  There are many online calculators that can help you work out exactly how many calories you are burning depending on your weight and time spent mowing the lawn. Below shows a great link that can help calculator the precise number of calories that you have lost: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calories_burned.asp?exercise=81

The Health Benefits

By spending 30 - 60 minutes of gardening everyday can help build an exercise workout, to develop flexibility and body strength. It can even improve health difficulties, including reduced high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and other health conditions. You can have the best of both worlds of being a garden lover as well as taking care of your health. For more information or advice on lawn care in general, please give us a call today on 0844 822 9999, or fill out an online contact form on our website and we will be touch with you shortly!