This online Activity Points calculator can be used if you are following the Weight Watchers plan for your weight loss program. This tool can be used for the points plus system as well as the original points system.
Unfortunately this is not the calculator to use for Fit Points. Fit Points are for the Smart Pts plan and there is not a standard calculation for this. Instead, your rewards for exercise are personalized to you and you need to get this from your WW Leader. With their Smart Points plan, the rewards for your activity is based on age, gender, weight, height and your current activity level.
If you are still following the plus plan (or the original plan), then the below calculator is for you. Just make sure to use the proper selection in the form for the points plan you are following.
If you want to learn more about Weight Watchers and the points you can earn by exercising, then scroll down to read more details.
For this calculator, you will need to provide your weight, the duration of your workout, the level of intensity and the plan. If you are not sure what to select for the intensity level, click here to help you gage the level you are working out at or use the quick guide below.
If you want to use this activity points calculator again, you can use the reset button to clear the form or just enter in the new data and hit the calc button.
If you want to start exercising and using the activity points calculator, then you will need to know how to measure the level of intensity of your workout. Since this is a bit subjective, below are some general guidelines to help you select the right level.
If during your workout you can talk or sing, your breathing is regular and you are not sweating, then this is a low intensity workout.
If your breathing is deep and often and you start to sweat after 10 minutes, this would be a moderate workout. Another measure is if you can still talk a few sentences but cannot carry on a whole conversation or sing, then you are at a moderate level.
A high intense workout can be measured by heavy breathing and sweating after 3 to 5 minutes. You may be able to talk briefly but you for sure could not sing a song. If this sounds like your workout, then select the high level on the activity points calculator.
If you are a Weight Watchers member and still following the points plan (or original plan), then you already know you can earn extra points by working out, doing fun activities or even cleaning around the house.
If you are not a member, then here's a quick overview. For a more in-depth explanation behind this activity points calculator, read this article.
Activity points are extra points earned by being active. Exercising is a must for any diet and Weight Watchers understand this. So they have offered a way to reward members who are active by giving them extra points. These extra points can then be used during that week if needed.
They can come in handy when you have a special occasion (and food points may be higher), for that sweet snack you have been craving or perhaps an occasional alcoholic beverage.
The choice to use them or not is up to the person themselves. It is not required to use them. Even if you decide not to use them, it is important to any weight loss program to be active.
As the activity points calculator shows, there is certain information needed to get the proper results. These include your weight, exercise duration and level of intensity. Depending on which Weight Watchers plan a person is following, the calculation is different.
Here are some quick links to more Weight Watchers pages on this site.
Points Plus for Alcohol
Ever wonder how many points are in that beer you are drinking? Well here's a fairly easy way to calculate it even if you don't know the alcohol content.
Zero Point Foods
Check out this list of foods for snack ideas or recipe ingredients without adding extra points to your day.
WW Points for Restaurants
Here you will find a list of all the restaurant pages on this site with the points and nutrition information for each one.
WW Points Calculator
Here you will find the points calculator to find the values in the foods you eat. There is one for the points plus as well as the original method.
Exercise Calorie Calculator
If you are not counting points but are tracking calories, then this online tool is for you. Choose from hundreds of different exercises and activities to find out how many calories you burned.
Find your basal metabolic rate using this free online calculator. Your BMR is the starting point to finding out how many calories you need to consume in order to lose weight.