Hello all you ‘extra credit’ people out there! If you’re completing the bonus reading on exercise and HeadUp all by yourself… A+s for you!

 For those of you who barely made it through gym class - and for whom extra reading was punishment - you’re in luck as well. We’re going to tell you the simple way to get those extra marks - and a shiny green Activity rating!

When analysing your activity, HeadUp calculates your exercise minutes as either intense or moderate.

Our ratings are based on The World Health Organisation’s recommendation of at least 75 minutes of intense activity or 150 minutes of moderate activity a week.

That means that both a brisk walk around the block AND a HIIT session at the gym can be counted towards your weekly activity - just as long as you’re getting your heart rate up.

But whoa there Nelly, before you go all gung ho on those intense minutes to cross the finish line… know this! You should try to do a combination of both intense and moderate activity to reach your activity goal… blending is best!