Activity Level

Modified on Thu, 24 Oct 2019 at 01:07 PM

Disclaimer: This feature may also be known as Activity Score or Activity Health Score. Depending on the solution you are subscribed to, this feature may not be available to you.

What is it?

Your activity level is a measure of how active you have been over a set period of time, with a higher percentage indicating more activity. The percentage is derived from your aggregated activity data over a period of seven to 28 days (one to four weeks). The weeks contributing to your activity level percentage are weighted according to how many weeks of uploaded data are included: the first week contributes 100%; after two weeks, each week contributes 50%; after three weeks, each week contributes 33%; and after four weeks, each week contributes 25%. A maximum of four weeks (28 days) are taken into account when calculating your activity level. 

You can expect to see your activity level after least seven days’ worth of adequate activity data has been uploaded. Also note that only aerobic activity is currently considered, which means that other types of exercise like strength training and stretching will not contribute to your activity level at this time.

Why is it important?

Generally, stationary behavior includes any time you are standing still, sitting or lying down. This includes pastimes like watching TV or reading, but excludes sleeping. High levels of such stationary behavior can negatively impact your health. So, to maintain a healthy body you should keep your stationary time to a minimum and include moderate (such as hiking, jogging, playing tennis and moderate cycling) to vigorous activities (such as running, swimming, vigorous cycling and rowing) in your daily routine.

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