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Calorie-burning spring activities

Larisa Agranovich
Larisa Agranovich
Larisa Agranovich

Spring is finally here! The days will now be getting longer and the weather warmer. Since people tend to stay cooped up inside most of the winter, now is the time to get movin'. If you were one of those people who didn't take advantage of fun winter activities at your disposal, here are some spring activities you can do to help you get back into shape.

1. Go for a walk

There's nothing like taking a deep breath of fresh springtime air. Put on your walking shoes and go take a refreshing stroll through your neighborhood while enjoying every breath of the outdoors, and you won't even realize the amount of calories you'll burn. According to healthstatus.com, someone weighing 150 pounds who walks for only 30 minutes at 3 miles per hour will burn nearly 150 calories, so try making that a daily habit.

2. Go for a bike ride

Riding a bike is another great way to get outdoors for some cardio, whether it's a leisurely ride or somewhat intense. A 150-pound person cycling for 30 minutes about 12-14 miles per hour can burn nearly 300 calories.

3. Spring clean your yard

Is you yard filled with leaves? Break out that rake then. Does your yard look bland? Plant some flowers. Yardwork can burn up to a whopping 448 calories in an hour, depending on how much you weigh. According to Livestrong.com, someone weighing about 125 pounds can burn approximately 240 calories an hour.

4. Spring clean your house

Have your floors gotten dusty and dirty from trekking in water and dirt all winter? Go grab that mop. Has your tub gotten grimy? Go scrub that tub. According to shape.com, mopping can burn about 150 calories and scrubbing your bathtub for 15 minutes can burn about 90.

NOTE: Make sure you get medical clearance before trying any new exercise or activity, and/or if you are starting a new exercise regimen. If you feel abnormal pain or discomfort, stop and contact your health care provider.