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.
Fitness Minutes: (396)
43 5/24/13 11:59 P
Walked yesterday ..almost died.. Killer heat! Lol
Fitness Minutes: (19,707)
154 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!
Fitness Minutes: (396)
43 5/22/13 1:02 A
Walking clears my head
Fitness Minutes: (8,399)
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.
5/20/13 8:48 A
yes it counts, I walk an hour everyday and count every minute of it.
5/20/13 8:32 A
Planned walking as exercise counts
Fitness Minutes: (41,758)
5,092 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!
Thank you sooo much! I really appreciate the support!
Fitness Minutes: (55,198)
3,919 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.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.