31 May '17, 3pm

An hour of gardening does this to your body

An hour of gardening does this to your body

Beyond the fruits (and flowers and vegetables) of your labor, the perks of working in the dirt go far beyond the harvest. You know how it's illogical that people take escalators and elevators and then go to the gym to use the stair machine? The same could be said for people who go to the supermarket for produce and then go to the gym to workout – why not just combine the two by spending time in the garden? As anyone who has spent time working in a garden knows, it takes some effort. Unless you're Sami, of course, our resident self-described "Lazivore" who promotes the fine art of no-dig gardening . Or unless you're Derek, who urges us not to rake the leaves . But for everyone else, it's work – but you might be surprised by just how many calories this work can burn. Not to mention the other health benefits that tending to green things can deliver. UK insurance company AXA P...

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