I’m just curious about what people use as a cut-off for counting small volumes of exercise?
Coming from a background of competitive running I only counted minutes spent doing that activity. Now that I’m training for alpine climbing I count any type of activity towards volume but I still feel like I need a cut-off. If I walk for 20 minutes I count that as easy aerobic, but what if I walk 10 min to the store, buy something and walk 10 min home? What if I ride my bike to the store and it’s only 5 min but I do a trip of that length 5 times throughout the day? Again, what if I bike to that store but I sprint there because I’m running late?
Personally I’ve been assuming that anything involving close to and above 20 min somewhat continuous exercise counts, OR if it’s less but its part of a warm-up or cool-down for a bigger workout then it also counts. Of course this runs into problems like days that I have to walk around at work, or run lots of errands, which are obviously a physical stress compared to days where I can just train and then go sit down.
So, what do other people do about these small volumes?