There are two ways to figure out your Exercise Points for the Weight Watchers system. The first (and easiest) is get a slider from a Weight Watchers office that resembles the one you use to calculate your food’s points. On that slider you do three things…
First you figure out your Intensity Level, the options are:
Low – Not Sweating
Moderate – Sweating after 10 minutes
High – Sweating after 3-5 minutes
Once you decide your Intensity Level you add in to the calculation how long you took part in the activity.
Then you find your weight on the chart, to the right of your weight will be a number and that number is how many exercise points you earned.
See why I can’t help you calculate your exercise points using the slider?
However, if you don’t mind doing math there is another way to calculate…I shudder at explaining the math but I will give it a try…
It starts the same way, determine your Intensity Level – the different levels correspond to numbers and those numbers are:
Low – .000232
Moderate – .000327
High – .0008077
Next step is to calculate how long you were exercising for – put the length of time in to minutes.
Third thing you need is your current weight to the pound.
After you have those three things (Intensity Level, Current Weight, Minutes Exercising) you multiply your weight by the number of minutes you worked out. Take the number you just calculated then multiply it by the number connected with your Intensity Level.
Does that make sense? Here is an example:
A person weighs 166 pounds, they exercised for 60 minutes at a high intensity level.
166 lbs X 60 minutes = 9960
9960 X .0008077 = 8 Exercise Points
If you can’t get a slider least you can still calculate your points using the math formula but I would say get a slider, it’s less work! 🙂