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AKLK91711 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/22/12 11:51 A

Hey, thank you very much, I appreciate that!
I was just talking to a cousin of mine who is a professional personal trainer in NYC. He gave me a formula to calculate the calories, but he said the most accurate way to use that formula is to use a heart rate monitor. I have a birthday coming up, so I dropped a hint to my mom lol
If you want, I can message you the formula and even post it for everyone to see. I'll definately accept your friend request : )

Thank you again! Andrew

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2/22/12 10:45 A

emoticon You have definitely come to the right place for success! The resources on this awesome FREE site will keep you informed, give you the chance to join teams accept challenges, make friends (lasting friends who really care about you, online and off). Be diligent: track everything, stay involved in this loving community. May God bless your success on this journey we all share.

I wish I could help you regarding calories burned, but I don't know how to calculate because there is so much time between "pitches" - it is not an ongoing motion you could call a "set" of 12-15 reps. My suggestion would be to consider it a wonderful "extra" that will keep you in great shape for your regular, more structured workouts, and may even compensate just a tiny bit for the rare, very rare, day when you don't manage to work out.... At any rate, you're way ahead of those of us who only exercise our fingers on the keyboard for hours at a time. (I do Coach Nichole's 15 minute office workout video several times a day.)

You'll love it here. I can tell you have a great attitude. I hope you'll add me as a friend and ask any time I may be able to be helpful.

AKLK91711 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/22/12 8:44 A

Thank you for the Welcome! I know exactly what you mean, there is so much to learn. To manage my time better, I tell myself that I'm going to sit down for 20 minutes at a time on this site. Well, I think I've been on here for over an hour lol
Thank you again! I will keep in touch

LAURIE5658 SparkPoints: (282,445)
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2/22/12 8:31 A

Hi emoticon and congratulations on beginning your Spark journey!

There's so much here to help you along the way and excellent advice to setting and achieving healthy goals. With the thousands and thousands of fellow Sparkers you will always find someone you can connect with. I am always amazed how many lives have been changed for the better through the use of SparkPeople.

If you have not already done so, I suggest that you check out the videos in the "Healthy Lifestyle" section. Scroll down for the site orientation videos.

That should point you in the right direction. I find that if you just start looking around Spark, you will quickly learn about the wonderful tools available for your use. After being a Sparker since 2007, I still find something new and very useful.

Welcome and best wishes!
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AKLK91711 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/22/12 8:09 A

Thank you Bruce! I do it from my car, but my upper body movement and throwing is constant. I Google'd it and the closest answer I got was that it could be similar to Handball bc that sport is primarily throwing. I'm not too familiar with that sport so I'm still searching for advice.
Thanks again, Bruce!

SPEEDYDOG Posts: 2,989
2/22/12 8:02 A

Hi Andrew,

Do you deliver papers from a bike or a car? If you throw papers from a bike then I would use the fitness page to calculate how long you ride. If you deliver from a car, I have no idea how you calculate calories.



AKLK91711 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/22/12 7:52 A

Hi Everybody, my name is Andrew, I'm from Cape May County, NJ. I welcome all of you to check out my SparkPage : )
I'm going to ask all of you to read this question real quick. I put it up as my first Blog, but I don't think I set it up right.
Every morning at 2am I get up to do my paper route- I load bundles, and then bag and throw between 170 to 490 papers, using either arm. It takes me between 1 to 3 hours. Now I know this is considered Cardio exercise, but how would I calculate the calories burned?

I think it comes to about 9,000 papers a month or about 108,000 papers a year, so I would love to know!! I can't wait to hear from all of you

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