Along with the satisfaction from the good ache there are also many calories burned. So if you need another excuse to get out and garden, consider the following from http://www.livestrong.com/ (calories burned depends on weight of gardener):
- Planting seedlings burns 120-178 calories per half hour
- Weeding a garden burns 139-205 calories per half hour
- Digging and spreading dirt burns 150-222 calories per half hour.
That’s just for 30 minutes and I’m sure we all spend a lot longer than that. So get out and exercise in your garden. Just remember to stretch so you don't have too much ache.