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Springtime Activities Yield Great Caloric Expenditure

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As the snow melts and April rains make way for May flowers, encourage your training clients and class participants to supplement structured exercise with outdoor activities. Here, courtesy of The Cooper Institute, is a list of common springtime endeavors, along with their calorie expenditures in a 30-minute period:

  • watering the lawn or garden, 63
  • playing with a Frisbee® disk, 125
  • golfing, 146
  • planting seedlings, 188
  • playing singles tennis, 334
  • cleaning gutters, 209


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Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson is an award-winning writer and editor. He is a long-time author and presenter for IDEA Health & Fitness Association, fitness industry consultant and former director of group training for Bird Rock Fit. He is also a Master Trainer for TriggerPoint.

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