Rather than tracking this as exercise, the more normal way to account for this is through adjustments to your activity level.
For a sedentary lifestyle, it is generally assumed that you burn about 20% in addition to your metabolism through daily non-exercise activities.
For a job with standing and some movement, an adjustment of 30% would be appropriate. For a job with more activity than retail (eg. waiting tables), this might rise to 40%.
Fitness Minutes: (14,252)
9,689 8/3/13 12:17 A
You won't burn as many calories at work as you would, say, walking on purpose outside for 6 hours straight. Why? Because your body adapts to the activities you do every single day. By counting that as exercise, you will end up double counting to a degree, and overestimating your burn since you aren't actually walking for 6 hours straight, and have likely adapted to that activity over time.
Nope. Work is not exercise. Some programs that figure out your BMR will ask if you have an active lifestyle and factor that in to your daily caloric needs.
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4,114 8/2/13 12:52 P
No. I would adjust your activity level. Exercise minutes are for exercise not daily tasks.
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13 8/2/13 12:50 P
I work in retail and I do a lot of standing, walking, etc. Would it be ok to put that in my fitness tracker? I usually put in walking 2 mph (since it is the lowest) and put it at about 45 minutes, when I work about 6 hours. Just want to get other peoples opinions :)
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