Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Keeping Your Resolutions, Now Easier Than Ever

Let me guess, your New Year Resolutions, if you made any, include one or more of the following:
  1. Lose weight
  2. Get fit
  3. Save money
Good news! According to this article in The Telegraph, you can do all three at once by doing what you're already doing: gardening!
  1. Lose weight: Heavy garden chores like shoveling or mowing use as much energy as jogging.
  2. Get fit: Ditto, and besides, all gardening tasks involve moving your body.
  3. Save money: Who needs a gym membership or expensive exercise equipment when you've got a complete workout just outside your door?
In addition, being outdoors and working in the garden often help alleviate the post-holiday blues. So your call: spend time on the treadmill down at the gym, running and running and getting nowhere, or go turn your compost heap and actually get something accomplished. Me, I know where I'm headed, and it doesn't involve running in place.

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