## How Much Do You Sit?

All answers must be in minutes and should relate to an average day, not that one time you took a long walk or decided not to got on Facebook all day.

____ Sitting in classes

____ Sitting in groups, activities, organizations, other

____ Sitting at work

____ Sitting at parties, in friends rooms, at other social events

____ Eating breakfast, lunch, dinner (or drinking coffee at Starbucks)

____ Using the internet, including on your computer or on your phone

____ Watching TV, movies, concerts

____ Studying and reading for class

____ Driving (including to a job/internship, home on weekends, etc.)

____ Other sitting time (including non-class reading, hobbies, etc.)

TOTAL = _____

Okay, now ADD 420 minutes (7 hours) for the average amount of time spent in bed per day (adjust if needed based on sleep time).

NEW TOTAL = _____

Now take your new total and subtract from 1440 (total number of minutes per day):

1440 - new total = _____

Finally, multiply by 100 to obtain a percentage of each day that you spend being active.

### get up and stretch!

Find simple seated stretches on the CDC web site (below); for more tips on being active; visit our Exercise is Medicine and College Students & Healthy Eating/Exercising/Weight Management pages.