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Steps and Calories burned

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Today I started using the pedometer on my phone and it says so far I've taken 1835 steps (I work from home so I'm trying to get more and I didn't start tracking right first thing this morning) which is 150 calories burned over the course of my day. Does that count as exercise?? Can I track that as exercise??
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    I don't count steps as exercise. I do count aerobic steps as exercise and my pedometer does that for me. I have to be walking for at least 10 minutes for it to count as aerobic exercise. I have a path I walk through my house when I'm on the phone, I can log 3 miles on a call with my MD daughter! I automatically walk when I talk now. Sometimes when she is walking in MD, she calls on her cell and we walk and talk. I fit as much activity into my days as I can, naturally. You don't have to got to the gym, or be on a track to exercise. Just keep moving! I count "on the clock" housework and gardening as exercise. That means continuous no/break activity of no less than 10 minutes. In the winter, I hoop in front of the TV in the evening but am looking forward to getting outdoors. If your fitness minutes are close to or more than your spark points; you are moving!! I'm 73 and still tweaking, it is a lifestyle change.
    2304 days ago
    Some people count them and some don't . It's utimately your decision. I personally wouldn't count it as exercise. Wishing you a happy and successful journey! emoticon   emoticon emoticon
    2324 days ago
    2325 days ago
    I wouldn't track any exercise unless it's purposeful - like you go outside for a walk or something or do jumping jacks or run up and down your stairs, even though it's extra calories burned.
    2325 days ago
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