At a Glance
The Duration Editor with Speed and Distance lets you report how long and how fast you performed an exercise that you're logging.
This is a special Duration Editor for exercises whose calorie burn rates are unusually sensitive to speed. It pops up in the Exercise Log each time you begin recording (or revising) a session of running, jogging, bicycling, cross-country skiing, swimming, walking, or any other activity that appears in blue in the Exercise Dictionary. The dialog shows the activity's burn rate and asks you to enter the number of minutes and the speed or distance you covered, so that Diet Power can calculate how many calories you burned. (Tip: You can enter these numbers with either the numeric keypad or the traditional number keys.)
To use the Duration Editor with Speed and Distance:
Fill in any two of the following:
Duration of the
exercise, in minutes
miles, kilometers, yards, meters, feet, flights (of stairs), counts (of
repetitive exercises), etc. (Use the drop-down button to choose.)
Speed you averaged—in miles or kilometers per hour; or in yards, meters, feet, flights, or counts per minute. (Choose with the drop-down button.)
Click the field you
didn't fill in. Diet Power will calculate the correct entry for that field
and enter it for you. (If this changes the speed that was already in the
block, Diet Power will also recalculate the figure in the Burn Rate field.)
Click the radio button
indicating the average air temperature where you exercised. This won't
affect your calorie-burn calculation, but it will help the WaterMinder
adjust more accurately for perspiration loss.
Click OK or press the Enter key. The Duration Editor will vanish, and the workout you've described will appear in the Exercise Log.
To close the Duration Editor without logging or revising a duration...
...click Cancel. The editor will disappear and the log will remain unchanged.
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Last Modified: 6/30/07