What would my "Lifestyle Activity Level" be???

CanItBeChristineCanItBeChristine Registered Users Posts: 6,343
I was looking at my profile on Fitday and am not sure which I fit into!

I walk about five miles a day (as fast as I can), but I do have a desk job. I do half in the morning and half in the evening.

Would I be "mostly seated with some movement?" I don't really think I'm "seated all day" because of all that walking. It makes a big difference in my basic metabolic rate. (600 calories a day!)

What do you think?

Thanks!


Very Low Activity (Sedentary)Seated All Day
Mostly Seated With Some Movement
Standing Work
Strenuous Work or Highly Active

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  • Mamacurl3Mamacurl3 Registered Users Posts: 1,559
    if this is just pertaining to your job, then I'd say mostly seated with some movement. Is there a separate spot for your workouts activity level? I'd imagine there'd be a way to combine work and exercise for a better more suitable option.
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  • badgercurlsbadgercurls Registered Users Posts: 3,077
    Sorry, Fitday, but I think those are rather stupid divisions!

    I would say definitely not seated all day, because walking 5 miles a day is certainly active. I'd choose either Mostly Seated with Some Movement, or Standing Work.

    DailyPlate has these designations, which might be helpful for comparison:
    Sedentary (resting, sleeping, reclining)
    Lightly active (seated and standing activities, e.g., computer use)
    Moderately active (some walking, garage work, house cleaning, child care)
    Very active (fast walking, heavy gardening, manual labor, cycling, tennis, skiing)
    Extremely active (walking uphill carrying a load, basketball, climbing, football, soccer)

    Another tip DP gives is that if you're going to track exercise, you should choose your activity level without that exercise. So, one possibility if FitDay lets you do it is to choose one of the lower levels and add in walking each day as exercise.
  • CanItBeChristineCanItBeChristine Registered Users Posts: 6,343
    Mamacurl3 wrote: »
    if this is just pertaining to your job, then I'd say mostly seated with some movement. Is there a separate spot for your workouts activity level? I'd imagine there'd be a way to combine work and exercise for a better more suitable option.


    Yup, there's a separate area for workouts...this is just for how many calories your body burns without it.

    But I'm also not sure if I should list the walking in the exercise section or just consider it part of my lifestyle?
  • Mamacurl3Mamacurl3 Registered Users Posts: 1,559
    I'd say, that if your workouts are your 5mi walks, then leave those for that section and make your lifestyle to mostly seated with some movement. If you walk 5mi a day and do more exercise in addition, then I'd change to standing work.
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  • CanItBeChristineCanItBeChristine Registered Users Posts: 6,343
    Thank you!

    So, sedentary or seated all day would mostly be for people who hardly move at all...but the "mostly seated with some movement" would work for most people who run errands/walk places/shop/dogwalk, etc.?

    If I list myself as sedentary (which I know I'm not), it says my basic metabolic rate is 1400 calories a day, but with "mostly seated with some movement", I'm at about 2000! Huge difference!
  • Mamacurl3Mamacurl3 Registered Users Posts: 1,559
    I would say yes, mostly seated with some movement would include running errands, walking about, etc. I'm curious as to what my bmr would be, I'd probably fit between the standing and active in regards to lifestyle (as a busy Mom of 3, who does 90% of everything around inside and outside of the house). For workouts, I'd say I get in 6-7hrs intense workout (running and zumba) a week plus another 2-4hrs (belly dance and zumba practice) lower intensity workout. You'd think that with that, I'd be able to eat 3000 cals a day, alas I'm gaining weight (though have been eating a lot more lately too). Just have to find my balance again, it's hard...thank goodness for online tools to help us out.
    GL, hope you get it all figured out
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