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EEYORE2609 Posts: 240
3/29/12 7:04 P

Thanks everyone. I think we are all in agreement that I would be moderately active, not highly active. I still think that is more for athletes. I told my boyfriend I was right, lol. But I did agree to eat more on days that I feel hungrier, and that made him happy :)


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3/28/12 10:41 P

Interesting topic and somewhat relative to the person I would say. But if one is using the ave. Bell curve, I would say you are moderately active and pros are highly active. Maybe some of the experts here have a better idea of how to label these.

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3/28/12 10:37 P


I would consider you moderately active as well. That said, it doesn't matter what any of us think. The real question is are you happy with your level of activity.


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3/28/12 10:30 P

I run 5-8 hours a week. I run marathons and do intentional exercise 7 days a week. At my PT job, I am constantly demo-ing ST exercises. At my other job, that I spend more hours at, I'm sitting on my butt. And when I am not at work, I am barely standing, always sitting, or sleeping.

I consider myself barely active.

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3/28/12 8:16 P

I'm with you. Generally, highly active applies to athletes... people who are training for marathons, running many miles, working out constantly, etc.

You ARE active, but you're not highly active.

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EEYORE2609 Posts: 240
3/28/12 8:03 P

I consider myself moderately active. I get up at 4:30 am and go to work. I am a manager of a full service gas station, and for the first 2 hours I pump gas. This involves a lot of walking in and out of the store. But at 8 am my first guy comes in and I start the paperwork. I work 10 hour days, and I am constantly getting up from my desk to wait on customers, help out outside, and other things. But I also sit at the desk doing the papers.

After work, I hit the gym. Currently, my routine is warm up, abs, weight training, and 18 minutes of interval training 3 days a week, and warm up, abs, and jogging for 20 minutes (that's as long as I can last!) 3 days a week, with one day off for rest. Then it is home, shower, dinner, and maybe some light housework, or taking the dogs for a walk. I am usually in bed watching netflix by 7, and asleep before 9.

I think of highly active as someone on the go from morning until night, who goes to the gym for 2 or 3 hours a day 6 times a week. My boyfriend insists that we are highly active, but I don't feel that way at all. It kind of makes a difference, because to figure out my BRM, I need to know if I qualify as "moderate" or "highly"!

Can anyone differentiate?


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