One of the easier ways to improve Active score is to intentionally cut down on non-sleep sedentary time. Increasing Very Active minutes can make a difference too, but for most people there is probably a limit to how much you can increase them too. Then it gets easier to cut down on sedentary time--it doesn't take much to go from "sedentary" to "lightly active".
NYHARLEYHUN, Walking pace? I usually walk about 3-3.5mph if I am just walking not exercising. If intending to exercise a bit I walk 3.5-4 mph. I notice I see very active minutes walking at a pace faster than 3.8 mph. I think that is pretty fair for the activity levels because on flat ground 4mph is about where I need to be if I want my heart rate to be in aerobic zones walking. At 4mph I can either walk briskly or jog. I am not much of a jogger though, but I can run faster than that but I usually don't do it for very long and haven't really watched the speed to closely.
Speaking of "walking speeds"- what do people normally find there walking pace is?? If I am doing a casual walk on the treadmill I walk at 3.0 or 3.1 mph. When I try to press it a little more I do between 3.2 and 3.5. I am not much of a jogger AT ALL- and my jogging pace is only like 4.3 or 4.4- which I know is a brisk walk to many. And I can only do that pace for *maybe* 2.5 to 3 minutes. Just curious to hear what others do for a walking/jogging/running pace....
**Amy, Western New York**
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Here is link from the FB site with regards to the Active Score. I try to keep mine above 1000. I have discovered that it does not really matter how many steps you walk in a day to get this figure higher rather it is more dependent on how much more active you have been throughout the whole day. For instance, last week I had two days with very similar step counts for the day (26,605/26,281) but on one day I performed 1:45 of cardio work while on the other day I walked for 3:00 hours but I received a higher active score for the cardio day (1159) as opposed to to my walking day (966). I think the key is to increase your activity level above a 3.0 mph walk in order to increase your Activity Score.
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