If it's based on a survey it may simply indicate which people tend to overestimate how much exercise they do. I know a few people who like to boast about how hard they work and I sometimes wonder whether it's all lies and they secretly get paid for sitting around!
It's interesting that Britain is one of the lazy countries. Is that because we're genuinely lazy? Or is it because many of us consider walking a mile to the shops and back as 'errands' and wouldn't count it as exercise?
I wouldn't say I'm very active, I go for a jog once a week and perhaps do just enough daily activity to pass the minimum. However, I don't drive so I walk everywhere, I do all the household chores (since my OH works 12 hour shifts), including carrying lots of groceries home from the supermarket.
I could easily be twice as active as someone else who considers themselves moderately active, when actually they drive everywhere, delegate tasks to family members, and drive to the gym twice a week to do non-challenging 'cardio'.
Last edited by CaveWeirdo; 07-22-2012 at 06:45 AM.
Start weight: 238 lbs (March 2012)
Current weight: 205 lbs (July 2012)
Loss so far: 33 lbs!!!
WOE: Primal + IF
Movements: Hiking, sprinting.
Goal: to see my abs some time in 2013!