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%.
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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.
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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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