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The physical benefits of gardening


February 17, 2011
By Amanda Ryder


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gardendigFeb. 17, 2011 – Gardening is not only a great way to improve the appearance of a yard, but it's also an activity that can get the heart pumping and muscles moving. Are you promoting this to your customers?

Feb. 17, 2011 – Gardening is not only a great way to improve the
appearance of your yard, but it's also an activity that can get the
heart pumping and muscles moving. Are you promoting this to your
customers?

In a recent e-newslettter, Proven Winners highlighted why gardening can be the perfect way for consumers to stick to their New Year's Resolution and keep it going well into spring. PW reported that people can burn:

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272 calories/hour – Gardening in General

306 calories/hour – Weeding

306 calories/hour – Pruning Trees or Shrubs

340 calories/hour – Digging

306 calories/ hour – Mowing with a power mower

**Assuming body weight of 150 lbs**
Source: http://caloriecount.about.com

Yet another reason for people to get digging in the dirt. Share this with your customers on signage, on your website or Tweet and Facebook it to your social media followers.


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