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Am I Light or Moderate Activity?


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Really unsure....I am in track (long-distance) 6 days a week. We run 2-5 miles, usually around 3-4, along with some other exercises. 2-5 miles doesn't seem like much, but it's 6 days a week....I don't want to overcalculate my BMR. Am I light or moderate? THANKS!

P.S. I'm 16, 5'7, in the 150's looking to lose 20+ pounds.

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i'd say moderate!:3 p.s. i think you'd look fine at 130 pounds, there's no need to lose any more than that!

okay thanks! Yeah I'd probably be good with 130, but you never know :p :) 

It depends on what you do with the rest of your day. If you come home from track and sit on the computer for the rest of the day, you'd probably be lightly active. If you run around town shopping, dancing with friends, doing housework, or cycling from place to place, you'd be considered moderate-high activity.

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It depends on what you do with the rest of your day. If you come home from track and sit on the computer for the rest of the day, you'd probably be lightly active. If you run around town shopping, dancing with friends, doing housework, or cycling from place to place, you'd be considered moderate-high activity.

ummmm, I'm in school 8-3. Then from 3-4:30 I'm in track. then I come home & do homework. I guess you're saying light activity? 

Ya I'd say light ... At school you are usually sitting in class most of the time and same at home I'm guessing
Although, u should realize u may have some active days too like during weekends maybe ? So u may need more to eat on those days- a couple hundred extra calories or so ..

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