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*Rosie* May 3rd, 2013 11:45 AM

Housework = exercise?
Do you consider house work to be exercise?

E.g. cleaning the floors, mowing the lawn, yard work, etc.

Jessimaaka May 3rd, 2013 04:50 PM

Re: Housework = exercise?
I don't log it on MFP but I think if it was super strenuous and your heart gets pumping, it clearly is burning calories.

pattyandthemoos May 4th, 2013 10:04 AM

Re: Housework = exercise?
I think it can be exercise but I don't consider it exercise. I think you can be totally wiped out exhausted from housework so it has to be doing something, but I'm just not sure that it really does a whole lot as far as improving your fitness. I think it probably depends on what you're doing.

2pinks&ablue May 5th, 2013 09:15 AM

Re: Housework = exercise?
I don't count it, unless I'm rearranging furniture or something strenuous like that.

babyloves2dance May 5th, 2013 03:52 PM

Re: Housework = exercise?
I wore my heart rate monitor just for fun while cleaning house one day and I did end up burning more calories than usual. I used to log it on MFP, but considered those calories I could eat back. I've stopped doing that though. :)

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