I count ALL the steps I take, putting on my fitbit first thing in the AM. I still get a bit miffed when on the fitbit website, it list my time SEDENTARY as ALOT more than my actual exercise time. That is aggravating, because I am anything by sedentary!!!!
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Donna I agree with your point about daily stuff around the house not being a workout, BUT.. since I have been working on increasing my steps it is the daily stuff around the house that has changed drastically.. I am almost never sitting and am always bouncing or walking in place, as I am right now. I am a long time runner but my household behavior has become less sedentary.
Anyway, this is mostly off-topic of the original post. as I don't currently do anything here on SP other than this board! I don't track fitness here, I just wanted to make the point that, although not a workout, what we do at home makes a huge difference!
I unsynced mine as I am picky about the mileage on my tracker and I want it to just be for mileage run not just the regular steps around the house and shopping. To me that is life and not a workout...I track my fitness manually now.
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a lot of people either wear it during workouts and let those steps/calories sync over or then take it off an enter it manually so it does not double count
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I've seen where some people just enter 1 calorie burned so it doesn't give double credit.mmi created my own exercise for strength training and just enter the minutes and 1 calorie burned. I enter my cardio e same way. That way I get credit for the minutes but not double calories burned.
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I am wondering if my fitbit counter on sparkpeople is giving me double credit. I wear it all the time, and aim for 10,000 steps a day ( which I rarely met, but that's a different story). But I wear it while at the gym when I do strength training. It counts the steps then, and then I think that i get credit for the calories burnt when I enter my exercise in the fitness tracker? so that's double credit, right? I think I should take it off when I am doing active cardio, and strength training and use the mileage and exercise tracker to track my calorie burn. But that will put my steps really low, I have a desk job, so it's a problem. What do other people do?
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