I track only workouts for exercise. The only exception was when I spent about three hours in my garage cleaning it out. Because I was lifting a lot of heavy boxes and doing a lot of moving I counted that as a workout. Otherwise, it is only intentional workouts that I track.
As for my caloric intake, I don't play around with how many calories I burned being added to what I can intake. If I am burning too many calories based on what I am eating, then the Tracker usually changes my calories on its own. I have had that happen before when I was working out several times a day. You can also raise it yourself as well. If you feel you aren't eating enough for your workouts. It will usually warn you on your FITNESS tracker anyway.
Hope that helps.
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I usually only track exercise that is in the fitness tracker. Everyday activities like yard work, house work, etc. are there, so I ususally list them. As for the calories, if you set up your weight, age, and activity level, along with your goal weight loss, in Spark, they tailor your calorie range specific to YOUR needs so the amount of calories you should eat takes in to account what you're burning.
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What do you track for fitness? Do you only track your actual workouts and add that to your BMR that SP gives you in order to figure out your deficit for the day or week? Or do you track EVERYTHING in order to see how much you are actually burning? In other words, do you only track exercise such as Wii Fit, volleyball, running, walking, etc, or do you also track cleaning, dishes, playing with the kids, laundry, etc in your fitness tracker?
Also, if women are supposed to have no less than 1200 calories per day and men no less than 1500 calories per day, is that before or after exercise is figured in? For instance, if I only consume 1200 calories a day, but work out each day and burn 300 calories a day, my net calories would only be 900/day.
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