Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I just found a fantastic resource I thought I would share.
I absolutely love, love, love Sparkpeople, but the one thing I have been frustrated by is the lack of more specific exercise options for the fitness tracker. For example, when I was weeding today and searched "weeding", it came up with no results. There is only a generic "gardening" available. The number of calories burned between digging a flower bed and hand weeding is markedly different, in my humble opinion, and I am somewhat OCD in wanting to be accurate in my tracking.
I found the following website from SELF magazine, which has a calories burned calculator at the bottom left corner of the following page. You enter your weight and the number of minutes you did the activity, and it will tell you the calories burned, which you can then easily add to your fitness tracker.
I hope you find this helpful! I was happy to learned that I burned 109 calories weeding today.