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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 60,891
7/2/13 9:39 A

I wouldn't track it as exercise, but you might need to eat more to compensate for that extra activity. Here's an Ask the Expert that will help you figure that out:

www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
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NSALVADORE Posts: 463
7/2/13 8:21 A

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!

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7/2/13 8:09 A

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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7/2/13 5:28 A

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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