Table.

Common Sedentary Behavior Activities Performed While Sitting or Reclining That Require Energy Expenditure <1.5 METs

HomeWork/SchoolTransportationLeisure
TV viewing: sitting, recliningComputer work
Driving or riding in a vehiclePlaying an instrument
Talking on the phoneSittingArts and crafts
Listening to musicWritingKnitting/sewing
EatingTalking on the phoneMeditating
BathingSitting in classPlaying cards or board games
ReadingTypingViewing a sports event
ReadingAttending a religious service
  • METS indicates metabolic equivalents; and TV, television.