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- Oct 3, '12 by Rosa_GHmmm you could use a pedometer and see? I know I essentially walk all night. I think 12 hours on your feet moving at a fairly brisk pace = a few good calories!! Just say no to the snacks that seem to be ever present.. or bring healthy ones.
- Oct 7, '12 by DespareuxNot quite sure of the validity of the information. If it were accurate, this would be a good guide.
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- Oct 7, '12 by MulticollinearityI'm burning almost zero calories at my job. I'm a night shift psych nurse, and I sit on my behind most of the night. This is truth.
- Oct 7, '12 by champagnesupeRNovaQuote from tri-rnI agree. Sure, you are burning some calories while walking around all night but it's nowhere near what you would burn in an actual "workout." Exercise that doesn't raise your heart rate for an extended period of time isn't doing as much for you as you may think. Walking doesn't burn many calories unfortunately. And as for all the lifting we do, we would need to do many reps in succession to get the benefits of weight-lifting exercise. I have lost weight after I started working but it's because I only eat one meal in 12 hours. If I was at home I'd be pigging out half that time.I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unless you're consistently getting your heart rate up to exercise levels at work - and then keeping them there for 20 mins or a half hour - all the walking, boosting, turning and lifting doesn't count for a whole lot as far as calories burned go.
Then consider that the extra 200-300 cals you might burn in a shift gets put right back in one small frappucino, a couple of cookies or glasses of wine.
- Oct 7, '12 by MeriwhenI sometimes clip a pedometer on me as I go through my work day to see how many steps I take. My record is 14,000+ in an 8 hour shift, and that was just at work.
As others have said, the variable is how often you eat during the shift.