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March 24, 2011 11:34 AM
I work part time as a sales person, around 17 hours a week (most of that time spend on my feet). But at home I have a desk job (also sales but my own stuff online), so I'm sitting alot and I considered myself sedentary. BUT am I still considered sedentary if I have added 30-60 mins of exercise everyday?

That includes walking to work when possible (3-4x a week), it's a 3.5km walk and my regular workouts via DVDS (usually Jillian or Chalene) that I do everyday.

Just wonderin if that still makes me sedentary...whatcha think, opinions please (but let's be nice k lol)? bigsmile
Edited by GettingFit45 On March 24, 2011 11:53 AM
March 24, 2011 11:40 AM
I have a desk job so I put myaelf at sedentary. That way if I don't work out I still stay under my cals an dlose weight. When I do exercise I eat back most of my exercise cals to net at least 1200 cals.

So no you are not sedentary but you may consider leaving your diary set that way to make sure you are under your cals.
  3150954
March 24, 2011 11:40 AM
IMO no. You would have a higher metabolic rate from the exercise and muscle than someone who sits at a desk all day AND on the couch all night, drives everywhere, and so on
Edited by sassyg On March 24, 2011 11:40 AM
March 24, 2011 11:41 AM
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IMO no. You would have a higher metabolic rate from the exercise and muscle than someone who sits at a desk all day AND on the couch all night, drives everywhere, and so on


agreed
March 24, 2011 11:41 AM
I'd say yes. They factor in an extra calorie allowance for those who are more active during the day with work. Just log your workouts under exercise and it will give you a calorie allowance for that also.
  4930453
March 24, 2011 11:43 AM
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IMO no. You would have a higher metabolic rate from the exercise and muscle than someone who sits at a desk all day AND on the couch all night, drives everywhere, and so on


agreed

Triple agreed. You should set it to lightly active at least! :D
March 24, 2011 11:44 AM
Maybe change to lightly active and just don't log extra calorie burns for the walking to work. DVD's and "intentional" exercise can still be logged for additional calorie burns but consider the walk to work and those 17+ hours a week on your feet as the active part of your level.
  2487253
March 24, 2011 11:46 AM
I would list you as lightly active because of the walking at work, even though it is only part time. Exercise doesn't count toward activity level though, so you still need to add your calories for your exercise.
March 24, 2011 11:53 AM
Thanks everyone for the opinions. :) That does help me alot. I did a switch between Sed and Light to see what the calorie dif is and it's only 120 cals :)

Just some days I'm still feeling hungry...but I am starting to realize it's because of the type of food I ingest lol. Need to eat more nutritiously!

I'm adding more protein and fibre these days. Helps alot. :)
Thanks again I appreciate the help.
March 24, 2011 12:04 PM
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Thanks everyone for the opinions. :) That does help me alot. I did a switch between Sed and Light to see what the calorie dif is and it's only 120 cals :)

Just some days I'm still feeling hungry...but I am starting to realize it's because of the type of food I ingest lol. Need to eat more nutritiously!

I'm adding more protein and fibre these days. Helps alot. :)
Thanks again I appreciate the help.


Yup its about 150 calories for me for each activity level up.
Remember to still log your exercise, as it doesn't cover it, just your general daily burn.
I've read that for each extra 1kg (2.2) lb of muscle you have you burn 100 extra calories a day bigsmile The scary thing is thinking of this in reverse - for each kg of muscle you lose you burn 100 less calories a day.
March 24, 2011 12:16 PM
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I would list you as lightly active because of the walking at work, even though it is only part time. Exercise doesn't count toward activity level though, so you still need to add your calories for your exercise.


This is what I was going to say.


The "Lifestyle" option is for what you do NORMALLY during the day (not including exercise). That is why there is a whole Exercise section in your diary.
  5101036
March 24, 2011 12:58 PM
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IMO no. You would have a higher metabolic rate from the exercise and muscle than someone who sits at a desk all day AND on the couch all night, drives everywhere, and so on


agreed

Triple agreed. You should set it to lightly active at least! :D


Agreed in quadriplicate.

And from personal experience... once I started working out regularly, I upped my setting to lightly active, continue to log my exercise and eat those calories back... and I STILL continue to lose about a pound a week.
Edited by baisleac On March 24, 2011 12:59 PM
March 24, 2011 5:08 PM
Great stuff everyone happy

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