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4/27/14 4:42 P

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I just tried pasting it in, entered my weight and 30 minutes, because that's usually about how long I do something. Walla! The information pops up -- didn't know that before. So now I know that if I am ironing for 30 minutes, I am using up 72 calories. Good to know!

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SUZZQ4LIFE's Photo SUZZQ4LIFE Posts: 1,232
4/27/14 3:28 P

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These fitness tracking website are so helpful. thank you for sharing.

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2/17/13 12:06 P

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That's great to see these different websites. I think you missed a step in doing the link, however, as it does not appear underlined, so you can't click on it. Of course you can copy it and post it up in your browser.

There is something on the activities listed as "Heavy Housework" and although it may not always be "heavy" I enter my stuff on there. If it's lighter housework such as dusting, etc. you could just cut down on the minutes spent by 10% or so.

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2/15/13 10:03 P

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Someone on another team just sent me this link, it's called "Fitness Partner: Activity Calorie Calculator" and they have a LOT of activities listed including yard work. Once you find out how many calories your activity burned you can enter them in your Fitness Tracker under "Enter Your Own Exercise". I just bookmarked it :

http://www.primusweb.com/cgi-bin/fpc/act
calc.pl

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2/15/13 9:48 P

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Thanks for the information!

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2/15/13 1:17 P

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I use the Sparkpeople Exercise Tracker daily to track my fitness. The one thing I don’t like about it is that it doesn’t include any type of housework as an activity. At my age, weight and health problems I feel I definitely am using calories to do such things as mop the floor, vacuum, shampoo the carpet, etc. There are other online sites you can go to that will calculate the calories burned during different housekeeping activities and I’ve been going to one of those, calculating the calories burned and then entering it on my Fitness Tracker manually. However, I have discovered something interesting about this method. I just finished going to several different sites, entering the same activity (vacuuming) for 20 minutes at my current weight and this is what I discovered:

Healthy Weight Forum: (find activity, enter your weight, and hit “add activity”)

http://www.healthyweightforum.org/eng/ca
lorie-calculator.asp

shows vacuuming 20 minutes at my weight = 104 calories

Everyday Health has a lot of what they call “Everyday Activities”:

http://www.everydayhealth.com/food-fitne
ss/exercise-activity/calories-burned-e
veryday-activities

On their site 20 minutes of vacuuming at my weight = 94 calories

On several different sites the same activity showed calories burned = 71

http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/in
teractive/burned.asp#

http://health.walmart.com/tools/calorieb
urn/

http://www.caloriecontrol.org/healthy-we
ight-tool-kit/lighten-up-and-get-moving

On another site that only listed “housework” as an option it showed 20 minutes at my weight = 84 calories. Housework is too vague. There are differences in dusting, scrubbing floors or putting away groceries!

I’ve decided if I want to use this method the best plan probably is to use the calculator from one of the 3 sites that came up with 71 calories. I’m not sure why there are such inconsistencies on the different sites but if I use the lower calculations I at least won’t feel like I’m cheating by bumping up the calories burned. This shouldn’t be so complicated!


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