Woman setting flowers in gardenIt’s no wonder this season is called “spring” – it seems like everyone is springing up and getting things done.

Once the weather turns warmer, we’re inspired to walk the dog more, tackle spring house cleaning, plant flowers and even wash our cars.

All this movement is a good thing, since many of us are trying to get back into shape after a long, sedentary winter.

Here is a list of common spring activities and the estimated number of calories they burn:

Activity                                Calories burned (1 hr.*)

Planting flowers/shrubs                  298

Washing car                                       334

Raking                                                298

Clearing weeds/brush                     344

Mowing the lawn                              334

Cleaning gutters                               372

Vacuuming/mopping                       334

Walking the dog (3.5 mph)             298

Washing windows                             334

*Calorie burning estimates are based on a 155 pound person.


After all that activity, you want a tasty snack that satisfies, but doesn’t wipe away your hard-earned calorie burn. Uncle Wally’s has just the thing! Here’s a few of our favorites:

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Smart Portion Muffin Tops

appsDelicious, low calorie, low-fat, and filled with probiotics, Omega 3’s, protein, calcium and more. They are perfect by themselves, or as part of a low-cal recipe like Smart Portion Whoopie Pies.

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Fiber One Wraps

Only 80 tasty calories each, our Fiber One Wraps give you 28% of your daily recommended fiber intake. They’re great on their Fiber-One-Sundaeown, or in a recipe like sweet Fiber One Taco Bowls, the start of an amazing low-fat ice cream sundae.

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Rich & Moist Mini Muffin & Ice Cream Mini Muffins

mini muffin group shotThese little beauties’ portion-controlled size lets you savor without overindulging. A wide variety of flavors such as Cinnamon Bun Streusel, Banana Nut Streusel,  Chocolate Chip, Cotton Candy, Banana Split and Strawberry Shortcake insure that you’ll never be bored.

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Low Fat Muffins

If you love muffins, but are trying to cut down on fat, our low fat muffins are for you. Varieties like Apple Cinnamon Delight, ff-chocWild Blueberry Bliss, Chocolate Passion and Cranberry Orange Supreme have so much flavor and muffiny goodness that you’ll
never miss the fat.

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SOURCE: Harvard Health Publications