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.
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.