Quick Question

If someone's job requires physical work (delivery driver, warehouse worker..etc). Should we count the calories burned as a workout?

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  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,731 Member
    No, it counts as your daily activity.
  • janejellyroll
    janejellyroll Posts: 25,878 Member
    No, you should include your regular daily activity when setting your activity level. Don't double-count it as exercise.
  • TeaBea
    TeaBea Posts: 14,517 Member
    No, you pick an activity level that is more in tune with the type of job you have. An increased activity level requires more calories.

    I work in an office so I chose sedentary.....then I log deliberate workouts and eat back 50-75% of "earned" calories.
  • ChazMMonroeC21
    ChazMMonroeC21 Posts: 9 Member
    Thanks! Yeah, I figured that would be cheating!
  • amlelas68
    amlelas68 Posts: 69 Member
    I count anything that beyond my day which is increased activity. However, I try and get 10,000 steps in the day and do monitor that but only count my exercise when i go to gym or do a work out at home since i have an office job.