Steps and activity can be logged on either the Dashboard for the last 7 days or in the Step Log by month. It is up to each member to log their steps and activity as accurately as possible to best reflect the nature of their movement throughout the day. Steps recorded on any device can be entered manually by typing in the whole number or steps without any commas or full stops. Time in minutes engaging in other activities should be added to Moderate or Vigorous activity columns. More information on how to log activities accurately is detailed below and also provided here.

On the Dashboard

1. Ensure you are logged in and on the Dashboard.

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2. Enter your steps and activity.

Enter the number of steps you have walked and add the time in minutes of any other activities which you have engaged in (which is not accurately reflected in steps) to the moderate and/or vigorous columns depending on the intensity. During moderate intensity activities cause a slight, but noticeable increase in breathing and heart rate. During this type of activity, you should be able to maintain a conversation. During vigorous or high intensity activity, you will “huff and puff”, talking full sentences between breaths will be difficult. The wide variation in different types of exercises performed, the intensity worked and individual fitness level all impact on how extra activities are recorded on the 10,000 Steps website.

There is no simple, one size fits all method of logging with such large variation in contributing factors. It is up to each participant to enter their steps and time in moderate and vigorous columns to most accurately reflect the activity.

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In the Step Log

1. Ensure you are logged in and on the Dashboard.

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2. Click 'Step Log'.

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3. Enter your steps and activity.

Enter the number of steps you have walked and add the time in minutes of any other activities which you have engaged in (which is not accurately reflected in steps) to the moderate and/or vigorous columns depending on the intensity. During moderate intensity activities cause a slight, but noticeable increase in breathing and heart rate. During this type of activity, you should be able to maintain a conversation. During vigorous or high intensity activity, you will “huff and puff”, talking full sentences between breaths will be difficult. The wide variation in different types of exercises performed, the intensity worked and individual fitness level all impact on how extra activities are recorded on the 10,000 Steps website.

There is no simple, one size fits all method of logging with such large variation in contributing factors. It is up to each participant to enter their steps and time in moderate and vigorous columns to most accurately reflect the activity.

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For more information on how to log steps in combination with activity in minutes, please see the following article Recording Other Activities in the Step Log.