Lift a wheelbarrow
Calories burned in 10 minutes: 50
While carrying topsoil to your flower beds, you can get a superb workout. An unloaded wheelbarrow weighs at least 15 kilograms, so pushing it back and forth a few times is as good as taking a low-impact aerobics class, a leisurely bike ride or power walking.
What it works
Your buttocks, back, legs, arms, shoulders, chest and abs
How to do it
Stay close to your wheelbarrow with your arms near your body and lift with your legs, arms slightly bent. Keep your abs tight. Breathe when you push.
Use the proper size of wheelbarrow for your abilities. An oversized one may tempt you to carry too heavy a load, which may put undue strain on your body.