My philosophy, if I sweat, I am counting it!!!
Heck yes! Any type of "activity" where you are off you butt counts as some type of exercise. I heard that from a nutritionist on the Today show. Just MOVE she said.
You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Gandhi
My husband put on his heart rate monitor (keeps track of calories burned, target heart rate, etc) and he burned over 700 calories doing the yard. He is in really good physical condition and about 200 lbs.
Here are my thoughts on ANY kind of movement.....IT ALL COUNTS! Anytime you are moving around that you normally in day to day life wouldnt do, IT COUNTS! I have been on crutches for 3 weeks now and I am counting it since it is equivilent to walking at 4MPH. So I count part of it but not all of it.
So if you do not do it on a daily basis count it!!!
7lbs to goal
"Girls are like phones. We love to be held, talked too but if you press the wrong button you'll be disconnected!"~anonymous
Odd woman out here and this is why.
Yeah yeah ... it burns calories .. but I swear there are stats out there that even show sitting at a computer & watching tv burns calories
The real question is that going to make you tone and lose weight? Obviously, a lot of seditary people that are "burning calories" are not losing weight.
One day of this or that, I don't think so. So I don't count it as exercise, (or add up how many calories burned etc) however in your case where you normally are doing physical activity it will probably average out for the day.
Anytime you are moving and burning calories, IT COUNTS!
HEIGHT 5' 10"
HIGHEST WEIGHT EVER! 252
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Heck ya! I count my yard work... there actually is a category under the fitness tab in thedailyplate . com that calculates it too!
Re-started Phen 7/16/11
(after gaining nearly all back in the last several months of stress - had kept it off for over two years)
SW: 229.4 lbs at 5'11"
221.1 on 7/23/11 @ one week!!
I'M IN ONEDERLAND!!!
Started Phen 5/24/08
SW: 231 lbs at 5'11"
214 lbs on 6/23/08 @ one month follow up Dr. visit
204 lbs on 7/29/08 @ two month follow up Dr. visit
197 lbs on 08/15/2008
190 lbs at end of 3 month Dr. approved diet
TOTAL LOSS: 41 lbs.
It better count as exercise! This Spring my sister and I bagged 76, yes that's 76 bags of leaves. I have a huge yard with a lot of trees...lol We bagged them, dragged them to the end of the yard and piled them high. I definitely counted it as exercise...I'd never been so sore in my life.
It sure does count, you probably used more muscles cutting down that bush than you would in a regular workout. Plus, you got some sun, all in all, a good workout.
I THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BUT WAS NOT TO SURE. THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS.
i would say definitely it counts! yard work makes ya sweat, and that's a plus for exercise. my husband has a landscaping business, and he's lost like ten pounds since the season started. he's already small anyway, but he works so hard and for so long that he's lost weight from that alone. i HATE yard work so luckily i don't have to do any!
4-2-08 202.2 lbs SW (began b12/lipo shot 1 a week - no phen)
4-9-08 193.6 lbs
4-16-08 190.8 lbs
4-23-08 188.0 lbs
4-30-08 185.6 lbs
5-7-08 185.6 lbs
5-14-08 181.2 lbs
5-21-08 178.8 lbs
5-28-08 177.6 lbs
6-04-08 176.8 lbs (stopped the shots. trying it on my own)
6-16-08 175.6 lbs (went back to the shots today!)
7-9-08 170.6 lbs (slowing down, but still going down!)
THIS MAY BE A DUMB QUESTION BUT DOES DOING YARD WORK INCLUDING MOWING THE LAWN AND CUTTING DOWN A BUSH( BUSH TOOK 4 HOURS TO CUT DOWN). PRESSURE WASHED THE DRIVEWAY, AND DID SOME EDGING. TOTAL WAS AROUND 6 HOURS.
BYE THE WAY I NEVER EVER DO YARD WORK I HATE IT LOL
JUST WONDERING IF AFTER ALL THAT IF I SHOULD STILL GO ON MY 3 MILE WALK OMG I HOPE NOT IM BEAT.