How Much Activity Is Encompassed In Activity Level?
I am struggling to understand what is really included in the different activity levels. I assume sedentary is for someone with a desk job that generally doesn't move around much, doesn't go on walks or runs, maybe just sits all day. Lightly active, I assume, is for maybe someone who's up and about, walking around throughout the day, but not a ton, etc etc. But really what is included in these?
What I mean by this is: if I sit all day for my job, and most of my free time as well, I'd consider myself sedentary in terms of activity. But what if I exercise every day? Is that lightly active? Or is that still sedentary and I should be manually logging exercise? And if the latter is true, where is the line drawn? If sedentary really is sedentary, is a walk to the store something that's included in that? Or should I be manually logging things like walks to the store or park, even if they're 10 minutes max?
Or what if I go on vacation for a couple of weeks and I'm generally moving around a lot more (even though my lifestyle hasn't changed), should I keep it sedentary and log things like "walking around Disney World, 45 minutes"? Or should I update it to lightly active for just the duration of the trip?
But that has me even more confused, because if I'm going to be generally more active while on vacation, what's included in lightly active vs sedentary?? Would changing to lightly active accommodate my increase in general daily movement, but I should still be manually logging things like "walking around Disney World" or "Kayaking" for longer periods of time?
Sorry for the long post, but I like to be as accurate as possible with these things, and my upcoming vacation sorta has me confused on what I should be logging in terms of general movement and exercise, as I consider myself to be a pretty sedentary person (but I do exercise every day) so the confusion here is great.
Thanks for the help