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Shovelling Makes for Great Exercise in Winter

What exercise do you get in winter? With my own gardening business, I get plenty of exercise between April and October, sometimes six hours per day! Exercise in winter can be tricky though, I am the first to admit I spend far too much time sitting down writing for whatever projects come my way.

However, when the snow hits, as it has often these past few days here in Ottawa, I love to get my exercise in winter with a shovel in my hand. Especially when the snow is light and fluffy as it was today. These pictures give you an idea of just how much snow we received overnight. Enough to get me out there with my shovel, but not enough to wear me out. The posts on my veranda make great snow gauges…

Who needs a gym membership when you can get an hour (or two or three some days) of cardio exercise shovelling the driveway and sidewalk? Not me!

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8 thoughts on “Shovelling Makes for Great Exercise in Winter

  1. Thank you for sharing. I live north of Barrie and really enjoy the outdoor winter recreation activities. Even snow shovelling. As you say, “who needs a gym membership”! 😀❄️

  2. Lorien- for you the cup is always nearly full I believe as you and I enjoy shoveling light fluffy snow. It’s awesome when a light snowflake reveals it’s beautiful design.

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