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GRANDMAFRANNY Posts: 5,760
5/26/13 12:51 P

SO FAR TODAY, THIS MORNING 10,701 AND AT ROCHESTER COMMUNITY HOUSE WORKED TO SERVE PANCAKE BREAKFAST WALKED 12,281 AND IT IS 12:50 PM. ROUND #3 COMING UP.

MRSRIGS1 SparkPoints: (65,050)
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5/25/13 6:52 P

GREAT and HIGH Five for walking! You are de-stressing as well as enjoying the fresh outdoors. I think any kind of movement is better than no movement! Keep up the good work!

BERRY4 SparkPoints: (146,870)
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5/25/13 6:05 P

IMHO there is a difference between an activity that raises your heart rate, and movement.
www.livestrong.com/article/114986-definiti
on-cardio-exercise/


Activity is a good thing! But if you aren't pushing yourself and raising your heart rate, you really shouldn't call if "cardio".
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12468415

But again, IMHO, too many people spend too much time doing hours of cardio. Balance is needed and strength training should NOT be left out of one's exercise routine.

...and by the way, I do walk & time myself and have a goal to meet or exceed a certain # of minutes per mile. (I am physically unable to run.) I also include hills and occasionally, nordic walking poles.

SJWILLI83 SparkPoints: (2,934)
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5/24/13 11:59 P

Walked yesterday ..almost died.. Killer heat! Lol

FLAMEGLIMMER SparkPoints: (25,926)
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5/22/13 1:33 A

Yes, walking counts as exercise. And good thing for me- it's pretty much the only cardio I can do!

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5/22/13 1:02 A

Walking clears my head

HOLLYT55 SparkPoints: (6,452)
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5/20/13 9:10 A

During my work week, I walk from 1.75 to 2+ miles either in morning or afternoon. I just guage my speed and everything is calculated. I walked fast, or slower all depending on day, weather, how I feel. I know that I return to the office in better mood. Sometimes my office mates will tell me you need a walk or please walk with me. I think that it is obvious that it helps me.

HAPPY TRAILS!

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (216,846)
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5/20/13 8:48 A

yes it counts, I walk an hour everyday and count every minute of it.

M4GGIE_B Posts: 180
5/20/13 8:32 A

Planned walking as exercise counts

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (73,428)
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5/19/13 8:04 P

If it was your planned exercise, sure it counts! Walking around a mall for an hour - to me, that doesn't count. That's just a "bonus." But what you did, I would certainly count it as exercise!

MECHUBBYTUBBY Posts: 16
5/19/13 7:48 P

Thank you sooo much! I really appreciate the support!

LADYSTARWIND SparkPoints: (27,459)
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5/19/13 7:20 P

Wow---good for you!!
I certainly don't run/walk intervals for 30 min---just plain walking, and I certainly count it!! If you search under the Fitness tracker, you can find listings for walking at various speeds (eg 18min/mile, 20 min/mile,etc..) so you probably can come fairly close on the calories.

Happy Walking!!
patti

MECHUBBYTUBBY Posts: 16
5/19/13 7:09 P

That was my thinking, but then someone told me that it didn't count. I figure moving some is better than none. 30 minutes was running/walking intervals and the last 30 was just normal walking.

PINK4YOUTOO Posts: 508
5/19/13 6:45 P



Sure...it's not sitting in a chair or laying on the couch watching TV!!

MECHUBBYTUBBY Posts: 16
5/19/13 6:23 P

If you walk for an hour, but it's all not labored walking, does it still count as exercise?

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