Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Help Yourself & The Environment with a Push Mower

Want to improve your health and the health of the earth at the same time? You can do so by ditching your old gas-guzzling lawn mower and opting for a more "old-fashioned" approach. Push mowers are powered by human energy, not fossil fuels.

Sure, it will take a little longer to mow your lawn, but the big benefit is - - It's a great (and free!) workout! Mowing is both cardio exercise and an arm workout at the same time. You might even feel a little post-workout twinge in your leg muscles the next day.

It's getting a little easier to find push mowers again. If you see them listed on Craigslist or Freecycle - snatch them up immediately because they tend to be claimed within a few minutes. Amazon currently has a sturdy model on sale for about half of the usual price.

Of course, human-powered mowing may not be an option for you if you have an acre or two, but for a more modest sized yard - GO GREEN!


  1. When we got our very first house we had a mower like the one in the picture, but much older. I called it our Leave It to Beaver mower. Cool!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. Growing up we had a push mower for one or two summers. We have a large-ish yard. It sucked, but was good exercise. Then the raking...
    Do you use a push mower?
    Thanks for stopping by my bloggy giveaway.

  3. what a super idea! will have to keep my eyes open for one.


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