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Another posting talked about "points chasing" and I fully agree. But another fallback is claiming regular daily chores as fitness minutes. Be honest with yourself and only claim true exercise. That is the only way you'll see real improvement.

- Submitted by NANNER2121 8/19/2010 in Using SparkPeople | 3 Comments
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KINDRED2U 9/28/2010 11:07:00 AM

    I do count some cleaning, if it is real heavy cleaning. I am very realistic in doing this, because I do not want to cheat myself. Example- I was cleaning out our attic the other day to get ready for the cooler weather. It took two hours to do, some of the time was sorting which I do not count, but the last 20 minutes was all very active heavy lifting and moving, so i counted the last 20 minutes as heavy clean in my exercise tracker. I have 3 kids all home with me I am sure I burn as many calories cleaning like that as i do walking with them for 20 minutes. Since walking with 3 young kids can be a slow process at times. What matters is if it is active, this can be different for different people depending on their situation. So yes be honest to your self even if others feel you should not count certian things.
BILL60 8/26/2010 7:54:00 AM

    Well said. Some folks go a bit over-board with the points count and fail to realize that they're only kidding themselves.
BATTISTOLI 8/21/2010 5:12:00 PM

    i have always done this. ive thought about counting the calories i burn when i mow the lawn, but even though it IS exercise, its a chore i have to do... therefore, i dont count it.

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