Accidental Exercise?


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Accidental Exercise?

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While bustin’ a move at the prom? While washing the dog? While flying a kite? Um, don’t mind if we do. We were pumped to learn just how much exercise we can get doing some of our fave spring-time activities. Turns out, not all sweat sessions have to take place in a gym. And with the sun finally coming out to play, who wants to hit the stationary bike? Sure, these activities shouldn’t totally replace your workout routine (sigh), but they can add some punch to your already active life. And, the more you do ‘em, the less time you’ll spend veggin’ in front of the tube. Hey, we’ll take as much accidental exercise as we can get! Sound too good to be true? Just check out our list!

    1 hour of pulling weeds in the garden ---     is like 30 minutes on the Stair Master
    1 hour of roller skating in the park ---     is like 30 minutes climbing the rock wall at the gym
    1 hour of taking a brisk walk on a nature trail  ----      is like 30 minutes of riding a stationary bike
    1 hour of dancing at your prom ----      is like spending 30 minutes on the treadmill
    1 hour of flying a kite ----      is like 60 minutes of brisk walking
    1 hour spent spring cleaning your home  ----   is like 1 hour of light weight lifting
    1 hour of picking berries  ---      is like 15 minutes spent swimming laps
    1 hour of riding bikes with your buds  ---      is like 30 minutes on the Elliptical machine
    1 hour spent washing your dog  ---      is like 20 minutes of jogging

What about you? Have you ever found yourself breaking a sweat while just doing.

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