CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


Lightly Active? Moderately Active? Who knows...

I am trying to figure out my RMR using an online calculator. I'm really not sure if I'm Lightly Active or Moderately Active. Anyone know a website with this information? Or, how much activity do you and and what do you consider yourself?

Fri. Mar 23, 12:46pm

Add comment  
I consider myself to be moderately active. I do cardio for a minimum of 40 minutes 5 times a week and strength train at least 30 minutes 2-3 times a week, and work as a waitress so i'm often running around. I'm not sure what the set guidelines are though.

Friday, March 23, 2007, 1:20 PM

Add comment
wow, 120, you sound Very Active to me!

Friday, March 23, 2007, 1:33 PM

Add comment
I work at a restaurant 3 days a week, go to school 2(I have to walk 3 flights of stairs and about a 3 min walk from parking walk to building), raise 4 children which keep me on the goooooo, and walk 2 miles a day 5 days a week so I consider myself very active .

Friday, March 23, 2007, 2:04 PM

Add comment
Aim low - go for the Lightly Active. IMost people tend to overestimate their activity anyway. Or you could calculate the RMR using both settings and use an average of the two. Since it is a subjective description, it probably isn't that accurate anyway.

Friday, March 23, 2007, 2:24 PM

Add comment
I'm the 1:20 pm poster. I consider myself to be moderately active because "very active" to me is someone who works a very hard manual labor job (construction/factory work where you are lifting heavy objects regularly) and/or exercising for an hour or more, 7 days a week.

I definitely agree w/ 2:24 in that I don't want to overestimate my activity level (and therefore my calorie needs) and end up not reaching my goals because of it. I calculated my RMR by estimating my activity level and I was able to lose a lot of weight at a healthy pace that way.

Friday, March 23, 2007, 11:53 PM

Add comment
The website below has a description of the different activities. I myself use fitday - put myself as sedentary and then log any walking, biking, or workouts I do. It comes out that by RMR I'd actually be considered "Moderately active".


Saturday, March 24, 2007, 9:10 AM

Add comment

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge