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6/20/13 3:22 P

Unless your heart rate is getting up in the cardio range, I wouldn't track it as such, and it doesn't sound like it is. I'd count it as a bonus, nothing more.

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6/20/13 12:41 P

I would consider it "bonus" activity for the day and part of your normal routine even though this isn't typical. Unless you're wearing a Body Bugg or one of the other devices that calculate calorie burn doing daily activities, there is no way to know for sure how many calories you burn.

There are going to be days you're a bit more active than others. There will also be days you're not quite as active. The numbers all average out in the end.

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6/20/13 12:33 P

My doctor kind of got on me about gaining 8 lbs in the last 6 months (stress and hectic deadlines at work!). So I've started adding walking to my routine. Right now though, my husband is waiting on knee surgery next week and can't walk with me at a good pace around the mall. So that he can go with me, we've rented a wheelchair at the mall so I can push him around (it gets me moving and him out of the house!). As far as exercise, how do I treat it? Cardio or what? It's alot of work to push him around the mall. I don't walk fast, but I'm pushing a 190lb man in a wheelchair.

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