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Sneaky Ways to Stay Slim this Summer

Sneaky Ways to Stay Slim this Summer

Allie Firestone | Divine Caroline

July 14, 2010

Around the House

Summer often adds more outdoor chores to our to-do lists. The good news? Many of these are tiring, because they also count as exercise.

Mowing the Lawn: Burn Factor = 350 calories
We all love two-for-one deals, and when chores can double as exercise—well, that means I can spend more time reading that trashy summer novel I ordered slyly on Amazon.

Gardening: Burn Factor = 255 calories
The good news is that all that digging, raking, pushing, pruning, and weeding is worth a significant amount of calories. Lack a garden? Find a local farm that’ll let you go berry picking.

Washing the Car: Burn Factor = 286 calories
Another summertime double whammy—you can save money and get fit just by sudsing up your own vehicle. All it takes is breaking out the sponges, soap, and towels, and you’ve put in just as much effort as we would have on the StairMaster.

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