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How to Calculate Weight Watchers Activity Points - Original System

This page explains how to calculate the WW activity points values based on their original system. 

Use this page if you are still following Weight Watchers original points system.

You want to be sure to use the proper activity points calculation to keep track of your daily and weekly points.

While both plans give you extra points for being active, the calculation is different.

Both systems also allow you to earn these points for various activities.

These can be structured exercise, fun activities and even your daily chores like gardening, cleaning and more.

This page is just one of a series on calculating the WW points for the original method.

Activity Pts Calculator

Use this free online calculator to find out how many points you earned for your workout.
To see the other two pages, use the buttons below the article.

You can also use the links directly below if you want to go directly to one of the other pages.


Food Points Calculation

Daily Allowance Calculation

Activity Points

As part of the points system a person can earn Weight Watchers activity points for the exercises they do. These activity points are "extras" that you can use towards foods if/when needed.

If you take walks, use the elliptical machine, lift weights or even do some gardening, all these can earn you some activity points.

The amount you earn depends on several factors. These include your current weight, the length of the workout and the intensity at which you exercise.

The longer and harder you workout, the more points you can earn.  Of course this doesn't mean you have to do an all out high intense workout all the time.

In fact, you could be earning activity points for many activities.

Basically, anything you do that is above and beyond your normal everyday activities can earn you a few extra points.

Here's an article with all sorts of fun ideas to help you pick your activities and burn some extra calories.

You can use these towards extra foods or you can choose not to use them at all. It's all up to you.

The calculation for the activity points is fairly straight forward. The variables needed are your weight, duration and level of intensity.

The main difference between the points plus system and the original method is the factor used for the intensity level.

Below outlines the basic calculation for the original and points plus method.

Weight * Duration * Intensity Factor = Weight Watchers Activity Points

If you are looking for more information then check out this article on Weight Watchers Activity Points Overview.

For more points information for Weight Watchers original system, click on a button below.




More Weight Watchers

Here are more pages to help you with your Weight Watchers Plan. These pages all have useful information on the original system.

Restaurant Pages

On this site there are over 300 restaurants that show nutrition, points plus and the original points values.

Check it out if you are planning to eat out tonight.


One Point Foods

This list of one point foods are based on the original WW points system.

So if you need a few snacks to keep your hunger under control, then use this list.


Points Tracker Spreadsheet

This free downloadable spreadsheet allows you to track food points, activity points and allowances regardless of which method you are following.

So stay on track and record your information to help you reach your weight loss goals.

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Additional Articles

Weight Watchers Plan Review
If you are not yet a member but are considering joining, then read this review. You will get an overview of the points plus plan, meetings, online support and pricing.

Weight Loss Tools
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