Burn Calories With A Fence

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When you make that old resolution to lose weight beginning on Jan. 1, you are probably setting yourself up for failure. You will go all out to begin with, but after a few weeks you will burn out and you won’t feel like working out anymore. The rest of the year will go by and again on Jan. 1, you will try the resolution again. It won’t always work out, so what can you do to lose weight and not give up?

The solution comes in the form of doing home maintenance, which is excellent exercise for the body. When you do home maintenance, you are able to get fit through the simple action of improving your home and your yard. You can burn as much as 576 calories an hour just shoveling snow, or 400 calories an hour mowing the lawn. Raking leaves takes up 384 calories as well.

Did you know though, that with the help of a fence, you can burn thousands of calories? Here is how.

First, building a fence will burn 340 calories per hour. It will probably take at least 10 hours to build a fence, and that means burning 3,400 calories total over the course of a week. That is a huge amount to burn, especially if you supplement it with eating healthy. In addition, you can wash a fence and burn 238 calories per hour. If you are painting a fence, another task that can take 10 hours, you can burn 2,380 calories over that course of time.


Something as simple as a fence can help you burn a lot of calories, help you get in shape and help you feel healthy and better about yourself. Oh, and you improve the market value of your home. No gym can do that. 

Comments (3)

Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to losing weight and staying trim and NOT sitting on a FENCE about it...lol

Feb 13, 2014 10:59 PM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Don, what a great idea. You get a project done that enhances your living place, lose weight and gets the wife off your back.


Feb 14, 2014 09:41 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Don - You are right, home maintenance can burn calories for better health, and improves the property condition.

Feb 16, 2014 06:15 AM

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