The aim was to determine the association between objectively measured incidental physical activity (IPA) (i.e.,nonpurposeful activity accrued through activities of daily living) and sedentary behavior (SED) with abdominal obesity in a sample of inactive men and women. Participants were inactive, abdominally obese men (n = 42; waist circumference (WC) ≥102 cm) and women (n = 84; WC ≥88 cm) recruited from Kingston, Canada. Physical activity and SED were determined by accelerometry over 7 days and summarized as IPA (accelerometer counts per min (cpm) >100), light physical activity (LPA; cpm 100-1951), sporadic moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA; cpm ≥1,952, accumulated in bouts <10 consecutive minutes) and SED (cpm <100). Magnetic resonance imaging was used to acquire measures of abdominal obesity, visceral adipose tissue (VAT), and subcutaneous adipose tissue (ASAT). Participants spent on average 310.2 ± 102.6 min/d in IPA and 627.8 ± 86.9 min/d in SED. Neither IPA nor SED was associated with any measure of abdominal obesity (P > 0.1). Similarly, LPA was not a significant predictor of abdominal obesity whereas sporadic MVPA was negatively associated with VAT (P < 0.05) after control for age and sex. In this study, neither IPA nor SED was associated with abdominal obesity among inactive men and women.