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Did you know that leisure time spent in the garden will make you slim, trim and healthy? Mowing the lawn
seeds or small plants is another candidate for the same bend-andtwist movement.
This regular summer activity gives the arms in particular a good workout. Bending down to lift up the trapped lawn clippings for removal to the compost bin includes a few torso twists as well. For more of a workout hold the clippings bin above your head when you walk to the compost bin. ber that every movement here burns a few more calories.
Keeping a garden tidy involves raking and sweeping, particularly as autumn approaches. When you sweep or rake, try to exaggerate each pull of the rake or broom. Reach farther than usual and follow through beyond the distance actually needed. Then start to rake or sweep faster, picking up the pace a bit. Try to make a sort of dance out of the activity. If you’ve got your headphones on and your music going you’ll find time passes quickly.
A final tip: As you are doing all this digging and sweeping and planting, try to alternate the left and right sides of your body to tone both equally.