I am also a nurse who works 12hr shifts :) No I don't count it. I don't work out on my work days usually either so I make sure to schedule my workouts for the 4 days I'm off!
Fitness Minutes: (6,555)
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I generally don't. My work is about 50% in the office at a desk and 50% on construction sites walking/climbing around. After 5-8 hours of that I am beat. I just use those days as bonus activity and exercise on days that I'm not supposed to be on site.
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How do any of you with a physically active occupation track this toward your fitness goals-- or do you? I am a nurse and walk A LOT, but I don't normally exercise in addition to my 12-hour shifts on those days. Should I try to "count" that somehow or use it as a baseline for my activity level? (Hope that made sense! haha!) Thanks!
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