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A bit of Confusion, Let me know what you all do, PLEASE

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ok, I am having a major brain confusion or something. This whole time that I have been with SP, I have only been tracking the exercise I do. But when I do challenges and such, they talk about house cleaning, cooking and so forth of things you do throughout the day that burns calories. Should I be marking all of my activity from brushing teeth to vigorous exercise on the fitness tracker? What do you do?
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  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    Maybe an individual choice???
    875 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I normally only count my exercise. I don't count the household chores.
    878 days ago
    If you want or need to be that specific then go for it. For some of us that is too much as it is our norm, for others some of it is counted because it helps them be accountable. It depends on your personality and desire. Having a healthy lifestyle is different for everyone. Do what is best for you- read and learn from other take and do what helps you and leave the rest.
    878 days ago
    Honestly, I don't count them. To my body, it's routine and not challenging. That me, though.
    878 days ago
    Only if it's something radically different from what you do every day. Like, yard work or scrubbing a bathtub or something like that. If it *feels* like aerobic activity, track it. So if you're sweating and getting a little out of breath, sure, you can count that.

    878 days ago
    That's 'are additional'.
    878 days ago
    No, those extras do burn calories and are factored in by sparkpeople in your daily BMR. The extra calories burned during exercise afore additional and can be counted and used if you see fit. I don't use mine but if I go over I have those in reserve
    878 days ago
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