Monday, May 22, 2006

Working Out

Tote That Shrub, Lift That Kale
If you'd like to build strong bones without joining a gym, consider planting a garden.

In an analysis of several different physical activities, only yard work and weight lifting turned out to be good bone builders. In fact, raking mulch, planting bushes, and pulling weeds -- or doing whatever your green space takes -- were even better for bones than jogging. Researchers suspect that the digging, squatting, lifting, and pushing that yard work entails easily equals a weight workout.

I found this on Real Age tip for the day. I worked in my garden a lot yesterday. I can tell you from the soreness I feel today that it is a great workout!

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