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Question about activity levels JLSC1111 — Nov 14, 2016 08:46AM PST

Many calorie and fitness counting websites and apps give much more specific definition of activity levels than MyFitnessPal does and I wish this feature was more specific. For instance, I am a therapist and I sit much of the day. However, I also wear a pedometer, and I walk about 2 miles per day in normal routine activities. On other websites, this is considered lightly active, not sedentary. Would it be sedentary on MyFitnessPal? Thanks

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Nov 14, 2016 10:12AM PST


Hey thanks for posting your question. Here is the basic descriptions for the activity levels. Personally when using an all day tracker, I prefer to set my activity level as sedentary so that my calorie burn and calorie adjustment will reflect my tracked total calorie burn sooner.

Sedentary: Spend most of the day sitting (e.g. bank teller, desk job)
Lightly Active: Spend a good part of the day on your feet (e.g. teacher, salesman)
Active: Spend a good part of the day doing some physical activity (e.g. waitress, mailman)
Very Active: Spend most of the day doing heavy physical activity (e.g. bike messenger, carpenter)

For more insight into how the calorie adjustments work, please click here

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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