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JESSSMO
Posts: 61
11/11/12 7:41 P

Thank you for the info! I am constantly moving, but not doing any hard labor.....you are probably right about the difference being minimal.

Thanks again! I just want to be sure I'm doing everything correctly.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
Posts: 54,985
11/11/12 7:31 P

When SP calculates your calorie range, it assumes an average amount of activity throughout the day. If you've got an active job that requires you to be moving around all day, you might need to increase your calorie range to account for that. Here's an Ask the Expert that will help you figure out if that's the case:

www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
rts.asp?q=86


If you are just standing but not moving around, you might be burning more than someone who sits all day, but I don't know that it would be enough of a difference to have an impact on your weight loss progress. My guess is that the difference is minimal.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen



JESSSMO
Posts: 61
11/11/12 3:44 P

I have a job where I stand all day, every day of the work week. Just wondering if this affects where I stand on the activity level "chart"? Also, could that have an effect on my calories eaten per day VS my calories burned? For example, if I'm burning more calories a week just by standing all day, should I be working out more/increasing my calories burned because I'm more active during my everyday activities?

I'm obviously not interested in logging the extra standing calories, I'm just wondering if I'm doing enough exercise during the week. Basically, I don't feel like I'm seeing the results I should, and I'm trying to look at everything as a possible area of improvement.

One more thing, does SP ask you how sedentary or active your lifestyle is when you start? I tried looking for this option, and couldn't find anything like that. It's been years since I've been on SP, so I don't know if there's a way to change any info like that other than what's on your tracker pages.

Thanks for your help!

Edited by: JESSSMO at: 11/11/2012 (19:23)


 
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