Sunday, January 13, 2013
I am a massage therapist, while it's not a construction worker, or a landscaper, or a Zumba instructor it IS a rather physical job. I do deep tissue therapeutic massage and my technique has been described as vigorous and strokey (I'm moving a lot).
In the past halved my number of hours giving massages (because when I do feet, hands, and necks I'm usually standing still) and counted that toward my physical activity for the day. Am I cheating myself by doing this? CLEARLY my body has adapted to my physical job (I'm 40 lbs over a "healthy" BMI. So part of me thinks that I should NOT count my job as physical activity. The OTHER part of me thinks that I should acknowledge that I have a physical job and reflect it on my tracker.
What do you think?