A sedentary lifestyle is only the physical activity of independent living, and includes activities of daily living (ADL).
For example, you independently clothe, feed, and bathe yourself. If the extent of your physical activity is ADL, you have a sedentary lifestyle.
Moderately active lifestyle is physical activity equivalent to brisk walking about 1.5 to 3 miles per day at 3 to 4 miles per hour. In addition, it includes activities of independent living.
For example, you are moderately active if you walk briskly for at least 30 minutes per day at 3 miles per hour. At this pace, you would need to walk at least 3.5 hours per week to have a moderately active lifestyle.
Active lifestyle is physical activity equivalent to brisk walking more than 3 miles per day at 3 to 4 miles per hour. Furthermore, it includes activities of independent living.
For example, you are active if you walk briskly for for at least 60 minutes per day at over 3 miles per hour. At this pace, you would need to walk at least 7 hours per week to have an active lifestyle.
Athletes can perform physical activities at vigorous-intensity (80% – 90% Max Heart Rate) for at least 20 minutes during a training session. An athletic lifestyle has a physical activity equivalent to running 15 miles per week at a minimum pace of 10 minutes per mile.
Male athletes have high-calorie needs. The number of calories you need will depend on your training intensity, duration, and frequency. Therefore, it’s best for the individual athlete to track his calories burned using a Heart Rate monitor and Polar Beats App on your smartphone.
Thus, we do not provide calories needs for an athletic lifestyle.