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jenken99jenken99 Posts: 564Member Member Posts: 564Member Member
i am a nurses aide and i am on my feet 8 hours a day and i do alot od lifting and walking how do i go about and put that in for exercise? any ideas?

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  • jenken99jenken99 Posts: 564Member Member Posts: 564Member Member
    i am a nurses aide and i am on my feet 8 hours a day and i do alot od lifting and walking how do i go about and put that in for exercise? any ideas?
  • icandoiticandoit Posts: 4,162Member Member Posts: 4,162Member Member
    I don't know if it is just me, but, I only log my workouts. or if I do heavy house cleaning, or long walks with the dogs. I am a stay at home mom and I am chasing my 3 year old all over, as well as the dogs. I find it hard to log that stuff. I think when you are noticing a difference in your heart rate or that you are breaking a sweat that is when you log. I don't know. That is the way I look at it.
    Have you gotten yourself a pedometer?? You can check out how many steps you are taking a day, and challenge yourself to had more and more by the day or the week.
    Good luck to you.
  • lisajtxoxolisajtxoxo Posts: 17Member Posts: 17Member
    I bartend part-time so I am on my feet a lot also. I got a pedometer for Christmas and it tracks the amount of steps taken and how many calories burned. All I have to do is attach it to my shoe during my shift. I still work out almost everyday though, I figure the cardio from bartending is just an added bonus! I'm very curious to see how this works because they say a bartender or waitress walks about 3-5 miles per shift! Once I see the amount of steps and calories burned I am going to add it to my exercise diary. Maybe you could do the same!!
  • yenn2yenn2 Posts: 25Member Posts: 25Member
    Make sure you list yourself as "active" or "very active" in your profile !! That way it's built in and your calories and stuff are adjusted with that in mind, as far as your weight loss goals. (under "settings" on your "My Home" page)
  • JulieB21JulieB21 Posts: 492Member Posts: 492Member
    I don't add anything that I do on a regular basis to my exercise.Just my opinion but you have to go above & beyond to see a difference.
  • amandastameyamandastamey Posts: 67Member Member Posts: 67Member Member
    Im a CNA also ((PRN) and girlfriend, that is some really hard work! I do 12 hour shifts every so often and it takes me a whole day to recover! LOL :laugh:
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