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LILLIPUTIANNA
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7/23/13 11:28 A

I try to stay active, and do things that help me burn calories, but I don't count them as exercise. For example, walking through town with my husband. Technically, it is exercise, but I don't count it as such.

The only thing I count as exercise is exercise. It's that special time when I put on special equipment (running shoes, swim suit, yoga pants), and I focus my mind on burning calories.

Doing housework is just part of my daily routine. It's part of being a responsible adult.



Edited by: LILLIPUTIANNA at: 7/23/2013 (11:28)


KIMBAJL
Posts: 1,443
7/23/13 9:42 A

I only count it if its extra...like if I already worked out that day with something that raises your heart rate. ;)



LAURENNW23
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7/23/13 9:32 A

I agree with the other two comments, I would try to avoid telling yourself that it counts as exercise. For me, my job requires me to be on my feet for 8 hours and even though it makes me tired, when I told myself I was exercising I felt validated to eat wayyy more than I should (which showed up on the scales). So I guess what I'm trying to say is I think it is more of a mindset thing. It's better to be cautious and not count it as exercise than to overestimate the calories you are burning.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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7/23/13 6:52 A

I would only count activity that gets your heart rate into the cardio zone for at least 10 minutes at a time. Otherwise, consider it a bonus to your weekly goals.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen



ZORBS13
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7/23/13 6:31 A

You could, but it is better to track only intentional activity as exercise.



MAGGILOTU
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7/23/13 3:29 A

Some weekends are spent doing housework so I wonder if I can log calories against house work and how many if so emoticon ?



 
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