What clinicians care about
- Moderate Activity: 'Minutes of moderate-intensity activity' is a metric that clinicians are trained to care about and advise their patients on. The CDC recommends that people get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week. The big challenge with this metric is that it is difficult for patients to understand when their activity is at a 'moderate' level.
- Any activity is better than none: regardless of the above focus on moderate activity, clinicians also are realistic and understand that movement is better than being sedentary.
- Consider showing the user's activity in relation to their goal
- Think about showing not only moderate activity, but other types of activity as well (like light activity.)
Graph example (scroll to zoom)
Below is an interactive graph that illustrates a few of the principles outlined above.
To experiment with the code that rendered this graph, check out this JSFiddle
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