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JENSTRESS Posts: 3,481
3/15/13 9:56 A

I don't track walking around for work, running errands, walking the mall, any of the normal, every day stuff I do as fitness. That is just what your body does every day. It may mean that you are more active than sedentary, but that doesn't mean that it is "exercise". The only thing I could on my fitness tracker as exercise is when I actually do it. I do a workout video, or run, or go for a long walk outside at a brisk pace AS fitness. Even evening walks with my husband in the summer at a VERY leisurely pace do not go on my fitness tracker.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 59,374
3/14/13 1:42 P


If you've been doing your job for a long time, that activity is like a regular part of your day at this point. Additional exercise is what will shake things up and help with weight loss. While I wouldn't track it as exercise, you might need to eat more to account for that extra activity. Here's how to figure out if that's the case:

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
STEPH057 Posts: 252
3/14/13 1:04 P

Definitely get a pedometer! I'd say you can count your stair climbing/walking as long you are doing it constantly for at least 15-20 minutes at a time. You should only count it as cardio if your heart rate is elevated for about that length of time.

DATTEBERR SparkPoints: (5,640)
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3/14/13 11:59 A

I work as a caregiver in an assisted living home. I use the stairs, and I am constantly walking everywhere. How would I track my exercise. I was thinking about getting a pedometer. Can I count my stair climbing and walking at work as exercise?

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