Old School Activity Workouts

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Old School Activity Workouts

Work these activities that come with a built-in workout into your routine.
Calories burned: Moderate shoveling burns 8 calories per minute. Heavy shoveling burns 11.

The Work: Old-fashioned hole-diggin’ is great exercise when you can find a reason to do it. In the old days, among other reasons, farming families would dig holes during the summer months and keep food prone to spoilage underground, where temperatures were cooler.

Accessibility: Pretty strong, as long as you’ve got a shovel and a bit of a yard. Reasons to churn up the ground could include putting in a deck, a patio or planting a tree. An in-ground pool might be overkill, but don’t let us stop you.

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