Select Page

Been too busy in the yard to get in that workout? Don’t worry about it. You’re still burning plenty of calories. Read on for a quick comparison:

Mowing
Men—500
Women—395

Weeding
Men—328
Women—296

Raking
Men—361
Women—283

Planting flowers, shrubs and trees
Men—340
Women—250

Sweeping outside (e.g., sidewalk)
Men—336
Women—263

Bagging grass and leaves
Men—336
Women—263

Wheelbarrow chores
Men—420
Women—329

Cleaning out the garage
Men—420
Women—330

Aerobics
Men—545
Women—428

Pilates
Men—294
Women—230

Weight Lifting
Men—252
Women—197

Walking (3.5 miles per hour)
Men—319
Women—250

Jogging
Men—587
Women—460

Hatha Yoga
Men—210
Women—164

Bicycling
Men—671
Women—526

Hiking (cross country)
Men—503
Women—395

Canoeing
Men—294
Women—230

Note: Calories burned are based on a 40-yr, 185-lb, 5’10” man and a 40-yr, 145-lb, 5’4” woman doing the described activity for one hour.