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To Count it as Exercise or Not...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

That is the question with this new job. I'm cleaning my brains out until I'm soaked in sweat so I'm thinking that I should count it but I have a problem with counting 3-4 hours a day as exercise. I feel like I'm cheating. But I am sweeping, moping, cleaning bathrooms and stuff like that. I was thinking that I could count it until it no longer makes me sweat and out of breath. What do you guys think, count it or no?

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PATTIE441 8/22/2012 7:50AM

    I would say yes! That's my personal opinion. I think it is awesome! I am so proud of you! Way to go girl! You are rockin it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HIKINGFIT 8/22/2012 7:24AM

    If it is motivating to you, I say count it!

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TWEETYKC00 8/22/2012 7:06AM

    If you are making an extra effort with it, i guess counting it is good!

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BABYSTEPS84 8/22/2012 3:08AM

    It's a tough decision. I've had health providers say not to count work if it's a regular activity for you, such as farmers shouldn't really count their usual work because their bodies adapt to it.
However, if I have a particularly bad day at work (I work 12 hour shifts), I sometimes count an hour of walking, just because I worked extra hard. Also, I do count crazy heavy cleaning at home, because, alas, I don't do that on a consistent basis, same thing with gardening.
Food for thought, hope it helps.

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DJ4HEALTH 8/22/2012 12:38AM

    You will find that under browse and then home activities and there you will see heavy cleaning. Hope this helps and yes they do count it.

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CAROLJEAN64 8/22/2012 12:32AM

    Absolutely. I always count cleaning that gets me huffing and puffing and sweating as fitness... if you think of it as improving your fitness instead of our limited version of what exercise it, it makes sense.

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/22/2012 12:26AM

    I would. For sure.

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