Last summer we replaced our old roof and demolished our conservatory which resulted in a busy week. It was a lot of hard work with heavy tiles but I could encourage myself by the knowledge that work burns calories and as everyone should know by now – energy deficit results in weight loss.
You can encourage yourself with the same knowledge whenever you have to shovel snow, mow the lawn or clean your home. Every active minute results in you burning calories. An active life promotes good health.
Other upsides of working outdoors is that you get a healthy dose of vitamin D and possibly even a good looking sunburn. Just remember to be a bit careful with the sun and try to spend some time in the shadow. If you find yourself having some spare time it might be a good idea to combine the advantages of working outdoors by planting some healthy and tasty strawberries.