Am I Sedentary Or Lightly Active Quiz

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Am I sedentary? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the answer is probably yes. In fact, the CDC classifies most Americans as sedentary. That means we spend the vast majority of our time sitting down – at work, during our commute, while we watch TV or use the computer. The health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle are well documented. They include obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some forms of cancer.

If you are not sure whether you are sedentary or lightly active, take this quick quiz to find out. Do you:

- Sit at a desk all day?

- Get up and move around every few hours?

- Stand up and walk around regularly throughout the day?

- Take frequent breaks to move your body?

- Exercise for 30 minutes or more most days of the week?

You are considered sedentary if you answered mostly "yes" to the above questions.

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1How many hours do you spend sitting down each day?

Choose an answer
More than six hours
Four to six hours
Less than four hours
I don't sit down, I'm always on the go!

2How often do you take a break to move around or exercise?

Choose an answer
I don't exercise, I'm too busy!
Once a day
A couple of times a day
Every hour or so

3Do you have a sedentary job?

Choose an answer
No, but I sit down a lot at home
I don't have a job, I'm retired
Yes
No, I have an active job

4Do you spend more time sitting down or standing up?

Choose an answer
Sitting down
It depends on the day
I'm not sure, it's about equal
Standing up

5Which of these exercises is easiest for you to do every day?

Choose an answer

6Do you have trouble breathing when you exert yourself?

Choose an answer
Yes
No, but I get winded easily
No, I don't have any respiratory problems
No, I'm in excellent health

7Do you feel pain in your joints or muscles after sitting or standing for long periods of time?

Choose an answer
Yes, I often have joint pain
Yes, I often have muscle pain
No, but I get tired easily
No, I don't have any pain

8Do you get up and move around frequently throughout the day?

Choose an answer
It's hard for me to get up and move
No, I like to stay in one place
Sometimes, it depends on what I'm doing
Yes, I'm always on the go!

9Do you feel like you have enough energy to do everything you want to do?

Choose an answer
No, I'm always tired
It depends on what I'm doing
Sometimes, I have good days and bad days
Yes, I have plenty of energy

10Which of these exercises would be difficult for you to do?

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11Do you have trouble sleeping at night?

Choose an answer
Yes, I often have trouble sleeping
Sometimes, I have trouble falling asleep
It depends on how much caffeine I've had
No, I sleep fine

12Do you eat a healthy diet?

Choose an answer
No, I don't like healthy food
No, I don't really pay attention to what I eat
Sometimes, I try to eat healthy but it's hard with my busy lifestyle
Yes, I eat a balanced diet

13Do you get enough exercise?

Choose an answer
No, I don't really have time to exercise
No, I don't like to exercise
Sometimes, I'll go for a walk or run if I have the time
Yes, I exercise for at least 30 minutes a day

14Do you have sedentary hobbies?

Choose an answer
Yes, I like to watch TV or play video games
Sometimes, it depends on what I'm doing
No, but I don't really have any hobbies
No, my hobbies are active

15Choose the funniest exercise

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16Do you feel like your lifestyle is too sedentary?

Choose an answer
Yes, I need to get up and move around more
It's hard for me to say, I'm not sure if my lifestyle is healthy or not
No, I'm happy with my current lifestyle
Sometimes, I feel like I should be doing more

17Do you think you need to make changes to your lifestyle?

Choose an answer
Yes, I need to exercise more and eat a healthier diet
No, I'm happy with my current lifestyle
It's hard for me to say
Sometimes, I feel like I should be doing more