Active Minutes - For Proven Health Benefits

Updated 3 weeks ago ​by Loren Earle-Cruickshanks

Motiv measures the work you put in towards your cardiovascular fitness. We track Active Minutes through a combination of elevated heart rate and movement. Any time you are moderately active for greater than 10 minutes, you start to accumulate active minutes. Taking a brisk walk, cruising around on a bike, and dancing can qualify as moderately active.

When you are at 40% or above of your heart rate reserve (the difference between your resting heart rate and your maximum heart rate), or taking 100 steps or more per minute – it counts as moderate activity.

Monitoring your heart rate day and night helps us customize your Active Minute threshold to your fitness level. To personalize your active minutes threshold to you, Motiv Ring measures your resting heart rate each night. For example, a 40-year-old with a resting heart rate of 65 bpm will have to get their heart rate above 111 bpms for 10 minutes or more to start earning Active Minutes.

National health and fitness groups and government departments all recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week to maintain good health and be at lower risk of chronic disease and cardiovascular events.

Want to learn more about Active Minutes? You can now learn more by clicking on the “i” button throughout the app, starting with additional information about sleep, activity, resting heart rate and goals.

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