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JLAMING263 Posts: 4,707
4/6/14 11:40 A

I am definitly seditary. That is why I walk 6 times a week at 40-45 minutes a time.... emoticon

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,900
4/6/14 11:04 A

Because you have a desk job, I'd probably still consider that to be sedentary, but there's really no right or wrong answer.

Coach Jen

CHRILET Posts: 4
4/6/14 8:28 A

No, I don't count those activities as exercise: I do cardio on top of that.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,900
4/6/14 7:10 A


Are you counting those activities as exercise or are you doing additional exercise on top of that?

Coach Jen

ZURICHMAN SparkPoints: (1,775)
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4/6/14 6:17 A

Sounds like lightly active to me and/but it always comes under the heading "Is your glass 1/2 empty or 1/2 full??" My glass is always 1/2 full so I always try and take the high road or the most positive.

Good luck on your journey.

CHRILET Posts: 4
4/6/14 2:08 A

Thank you for replying!
I do computerwork so I sit a lot of the day, BUT I work from home and walk my dog for about 50 minutes each day, be it slowly. I also do cleaning (household chores) for about two hours per week.
Does that make me sedentary or 'lightly active'?

ZURICHMAN SparkPoints: (1,775)
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4/5/14 11:58 P


I also work retail and from from you described it sure isn't Sedentary and for sure is active. Sedentary in my thinking would be an office worker who sit at their desk all day.

Hope that helps.

Edited by: ZURICHMAN at: 4/5/2014 (23:59)
THEPIA Posts: 300
4/5/14 8:51 P

Coach Jen-

On related note, I am unsure whether I am active or lightly active..

I work retail and am on my feet 8-14 hours per day. One day per week I spend 3-5 hours working 'truck' (unloading and stocking the shelves with 30+ lb bags of dog food). Also, I walk almost every day with my dog (which I don't usually count as exercise because I think my body is used to it). Since I don't 'stock' every day and I can have short or long days I'm never quite sure what to put.

Any input is appreciated.


SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,900
4/5/14 8:00 P

There are examples given when you are choosing between the options:

Sedentary: I have a desk job and/or sit most of the day (secretary, computer technician)
Lightly Active: I stand a lot of the day (nurse, teacher)

So if you have a typical desk job, I'd pick the sedentary option.

Does that help?

Coach Jen

CHRILET Posts: 4
4/5/14 5:06 P

What exactly is the difference? Not sure what to fill in when I try to set the goals...

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