I wouldn't track it. I just track extra calories burned through mod-high intensity exercise. I rarely sit still from the time I wake up at 5:30-6am until my kids are asleep at 8pm. Between cooking (I cook a lot), cleaning, taking care of my kids, running errands, etc I only sit for 15-20 mins at a time during the day to eat or have a quick tea break and that's just my activity level in the winter months when I'm stuck indoors. I walk to do all my errands in the spring/summer/fall and am outdoors most days actively playing with my kids. I don't track "housework" or anything like that. Spark's does factor in light activity when calculating your BMR. If I happen to burn more than that, it's just a bonus. But I certainly wouldn't want to over estimate how much I'm burning and wind up with a calorie range too high to lose weight. Besides, your body gets used to your daily activity and you're not likely burning much extra calories.
The only time you should track work/daily activity is if you notice you're losing weight too rapidly. That may be a good indicition that your calories burned has been underestimated.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 3/5/2013 (07:45)
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"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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