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BOOTYLICIOUS83 SparkPoints: (20,643)
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7/22/13 10:04 P

I love to heavy clean.
I just did today
I vacummed all the rugs vacummed and mopped the kitchn floor.. how do I do the calories burned??
I just enter ehavy cleaner- 60 min but have a feeling thats not enough..

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7/22/13 6:32 P


LAURIEANDBLUE2K SparkPoints: (31,680)
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7/22/13 5:47 P

No. I clean something every day.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,279)
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7/22/13 5:35 P

No. It's included in my activity level. Besides... general cleaning barely elevates my heart rate, I've checked it and at most when I'm really scrubbing like crazy (the bath tub or the like) it barely hits 80 bmp. When I do something like vacuuming, it's only in the high 60's. I only count scheduled exercise.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 7/22/2013 (17:36)

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7/22/13 4:55 P

I worked up a sweat vacuuming today because it took me twice as long as normal (my cats have been shedding from the heat). For a brief second I considered adding it to my tracker and then I said no. I don't normally consider vacuuming exercise and I'm not going to start now. I consider exercise to be above and beyond what I do on a normal day.

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DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,536)
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7/22/13 4:30 P

Can you? Depends on the activity. However, it's really important not to get caught up in trying to get "credit" for every little thing you do. You already have a daily activity modifier for things like housework so if you count everyday activities, you're double counting, which can sabotage your weight loss efforts over time because you'll be tracking more than you're actually burning. Plus, things you do daily don't burn many calories because your body adapts to that activity.

Now, if it's cleaning of the sort that's really exceptional and you don't normally do (moving furniture, heavy lifting) and is above and beyond the things you do daily, there's an entry for that. But again, use it with caution!

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DASHKATH Posts: 861
7/22/13 4:25 P

I did in my postpartum days. Things like washing windows and mopping floors can really build up a sweat. If it is a good workout and it out of my normal routine, I count it. If its washing dishes or doing laundry, no I don't. Those kinds of things don't increase your heartrate and I do them every day.

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7/22/13 3:16 P


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KDRICH24 Posts: 267
7/22/13 2:43 P

Does anyone else count this for burning calories?

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