I was a bit miffed that on a recent health check, the nurse described me as inactive presumably because I don't partake in any sport.
This year I've replaced the flooring in the lounge, dining room and hallway with laminate flooring. Fitted a heated towel rail in the downstairs loo. Fitted a new kitchen sink and tap and a water pump to boost the flow. Fitted new blinds, curtains and poles. Minor decorating jobs in both our and my daughters home. Repointed the gable verge on the garage roof and repaired broken paving slabs at my daughters house.
These tasks inevitably produce waste that has to packed into the car and transported to the council tip.
Every day tasks like car washing, window cleaning and grass and hedge cutting go without saying.
If activity is limited to the gym or sports, then you're inactive on a technicality. But no, I wouldn't say that that is inactive. What you're doing is what people in so-called "blue zones" also do, and we can assume that they're the healthiest among us.
Medical professionals tend to judge 'activity'on the basis of its cardio-vascular effect, as WhirlingRound has indicated. In old age, the 'golden' activity is walking. Fitting new sinks, laying floors, and putting up curtain rails don't tick the box from the cardio-vascular point of view.