Can you calculate calories? Custom Metrics

Question: How do I calculate how many calories are burned for every 10,000 steps?

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A person weighing 70kg (about 154 pounds) can burn about 440 calories by walking 10,000 steps briskly (3.5mph).

Some pedometers will take this into account for you. If you would like to keep track of how many calories you burn on your Walker Tracker page you can create a custom metric. However, this does not mean that when you enter in your steps it will automatically calculate how many calories you've burned. You will still need to enter that manually, but this way over time you can see how many calories you burn over the course of your program. 

To create a custom metric:

1. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner of your screen (next to the envelope)

2. Click the heading "Custom/Wellness Metrics"

3. On the left-hand side you'll see the heading "Custom Metric One" and then on the right-hand side a box to enter the name of the metric you'd like to track, in this case, you'd enter "Calories". You can make this metric anything such as, "How many glasses of water drank", "Flights of stairs climbed" etc.

4. Click "Save Settings"

This custom metric will show up in the same box as when you're making a step entry so you can conveniently enter them at the same time. 

 

 

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