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Get Fit: Earth Day #40

In honor of Earth Day’s 40th anniversary this week, we thought we’d share some double-duty ideas to go green and get fit.  Need some ideas for making little changes that make a big difference?  We love the suggestions from Fitbitters in the It’s the Little Things Brag Book.

Need something new to get out of a fitness rut?  Try one of these earth-friendly ideas.

  • Plant a garden:  Grow your own local, organic garden – mulch, dig and hoe and burn up to 350 calories an hour.
  • Walk (or bike) to work. Give the car a break and arrive at work refreshed and alert.  You’ll get about 2,000 steps each mile.
  • Work out outdoors.  Breathe in the fresh air and combine that walk or jog with some strength training – use a park bench, the steps, or the curb.
  • Head to the park and remember what it’s like to be a kid. Swing on the monkey bars (combine with pull-ups for some extra points), race your kids to the tree & back, or play a pick-up game of soccer.   (Soccer = appx 400 calories / hour, Running = 600 calories / hour, Strength training = 200 calories / hour)

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