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JILLITA55
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3/22/13 10:26 A

if you are moving YES!



BABNURSE
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1/20/13 4:03 P

I am a nurse and I wear a fitbit I easily do 4000-5000 steps at work daily to me it is just a bonus in addition to my workouts.



JILLITA55
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1/20/13 12:28 P

That depends on what type of work you do.



JILLITA55
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1/18/13 12:56 P

depends on what you do. Walk alot, use stairs. Any good movements counts on me. If you sit at a desk, get up every hour and walk around. That is exercise and you can get the points for that. Good Luck



TONKA14
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1/18/13 11:48 A

SparkPeople's proprietary software uses a 10-step process to calculate your calorie needs for weight management. If you are new to the site or have not changed your exercise settings, our program assumes that you exercise three times per week for 30 minutes. That activity is built in to your calorie range, as is a daily activity factor: the number of calories you burn by performing normal tasks of living each day, such as walking around, standing, sewing, light housework, cooking, light carpentry, doing laundry, shopping with a light load, child care, washing dishes and more.

In addition to planned workouts, some individuals have extremely active lifestyles or physically demanding jobs. For these individuals, the easiest way to account for this added activity is to wear a pedometer and increase your calorie range accordingly. www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
rts.asp?q=86


Here is a helpful article to help you find that time for exercise in addition to your active job.

10 Ways to Find Time for Exercise
Busting the #1 Exercise Excuse: Lack of Time
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1675


Coach Tanya



KIMIKAZE
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1/18/13 11:32 A

These days, I'm working as a server to keep my head above water, and I wonder if I should count my shifts as exercise, since I'm on my feet and walking around for most of it. The only thing is, I'm not sure that my heart rate elevates all that much when I'm working...I certainly don't feel out of breath or anything.



 
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