Dashboard – Physical screen24 July 2015
Regular physical activity improves health and reduces the risk of developing diseases including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
This Steps tab summaries physical activity associated with step count coming from an activity trackers. As well as total step count for the day, this tab also displays distance travelled and calories burned. Note: not all activity trackers behave in the same way when it comes to calories burned. For example, Fitbit adds in calories burned during exercise (as per the tab below) to give a total, whereas other activity trackers do not. Regardless, Gevity is designed to behave consistently the activity tracker you use. In this way, the calorie burn as reported by the activity tracker should be the same as that reported by Gevity.
Furthermore, some activity trackers report only active calorie burn (i.e. energy expended as estimated by the activity tracker), whilst others add in estimated resting calorie burn (i.e. energy expended throughout the day whilst at rest or sleeping). In the case of activity trackers that only report active calorie burn, Gevity estimates your resting calorie burn (based on you age, weight and gender), which becomes part of the total calories reported in the Calories screen.
Exercise under this section comes from connected devices or apps, for example Strava, MapMyFitness or Fitbit. It is possible to view both the exercise session times entered as well as the calories burned. With the exception of Fitbit (which includes exercise calorie burn in the Steps view), the calories burned from exercise is added to the calories burned from steps to give total calories, which is reported in the Calories screen.
In order to reap the benefits of physical activity, it is important to maintain a regular program of at least 30 minutes a day on most days. Activities should involve a mixture of moderate intensity, high intensity and muscle strengthening.
Please note – IMPORTANT
The targets and tips given in this section are generic and not tailored specifically for you and your health conditions. We strongly suggest you contact your doctor before commencing a new exercise regime.