Honey Do List

Family Painting ProjectEvery Long Weekend, your spouse brings out the Honey Do List, and you grumble about losing your weekend to yard work. You grumble, you complain, but really you should be thanking your spouse. Your honey is helping you to be healthy by getting you to do some work outside, while at the same time making the house look great. Honey Do lists can be great for helping you lose weight because whenever you do something physical, you are dropping off the pounds.

Let’s look at the Long Weekend Honey Do List:

Mowing the lawn (push mower): 108 calories every 15 minutes or 400 calories every hour.

Raking leaves: 96 calories every 15 minutes or 384 calories every hour.

Clean the gutters: 68 calories every 15 minutes or 272 calories for an hour.

Hang/Remove storm windows: 68 calories every 15 minutes or 272 calories for an hour.

Paint the outside of the home: 68 calories every 15 minutes or 272 calories for an hour.

Spreading dirt with shovel: 68 calories every 15 minutes or 272 calories for an hour.

Washing the fence: 60 calories every 15 minutes or 238 calories for an hour.

HOW MUCH CAN YOU LOSE?

Just doing the tasks listed above, you can lose a lot of weight in one long weekend. So, how much weight can you lose?

  1. Clean gutters for two hours: 544 calories.
  2. Hang storm windows for two hours: 544 calories.
  3. Paint outside of the home for four hours: 1,088 calories.
  4. Spread dirt with shovel for one hour: 272 calories.
  5. Wash the fence for one hour: 238 calories.
  6. Mow the lawn for one hour: 400 calories.
  7. Rake leaves for two hours: 768 calories.

Total calories burned: 3,854.

That is a lot of calories to burn, and all it took you was 13 hours over the course of three days, or just under four hours a day. That is enough to burn off eating five and a half Big Macs!

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0548d8fBryan Clayton is a serial entrepreneur with 15 years experience in the landscape industry. He enjoys blogging about business, fitness, and the landscape industry. Bryan is co-founder of GreenPal, an online marketplace that connects consumers with lawn care service professionals.

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