Me (to my client) - What have you been doing since the last time I saw you?
Client - I have been real busy so let's take it easy today!
ACTIVE and BUSY are not synonymous. Just because you are busy doesn’t mean you are active. Sitting down for 4 hours going through paperwork, yes you are busy, but not particularly active.
Try to be in constant motion. To maximize calorie burn, you can’t just hit a gym class or go for a jog and then retire on your butt for the rest of the day. Be active all day.
Watching TV - try standing
Cooking - definitely be standing
Brushing teeth-standing works best
Talking on the phone-standing works