If you’re like us, and you consider yourself a bit of a Savvy Sally, ?♀️ then you may have noticed that your Exercise Rating is green ✅ but your intense or moderate minutes are yet to join the party. And by party… we mean they’re still red or amber ?
The good news is you’re not cheating… phew! Your overall Activity Rating is based on a combination of both your Intense and Moderate Exercise Minutes - meaning if you hit the weekly exercise recommendation between the two, you’re in the clear! ?
Need an example?
Trevor’s 2 hours of moderate exercise in the garden ? didn’t quite earn him a green rating - the recommendation is 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. He did however, chase his neighbour’s cat for 5 minutes every morning… and this intense exercise across the week helped him achieve his activity goal. ?
His individual Moderate and Intense Exercise Ratings would show as amber. But combine them, and he’s a lean, green, exercise machine!
Our advice? Aim to make AT LEAST one of your exercise ratings green: Moderate OR Intense. E.g. if your rating for Intense Exercise is green, then it’s OK if your Moderate Exercise rating is not - just don’t ignore it completely! When it comes to exercise, a blend of intensities is best. ?