If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.
Please read our updated community house rules and community guidelines.

Fitbit charger, cerebral palsy and calories

Options
disabledkevin
disabledkevin Community member Posts: 35 Courageous

I wear my Fitbit tracker on my ankle, I push my wheelchair backwards with my right foot.  If I wear it on my wrist because I don’t move my arms much whilst pushing it doesn’t register distance.


I regularly do 15000 footsteps, 10k a day but the tracker says I burn 2000 calories.


I believe because of cerebral palsy my calorie burn rate is my higher,  is this true?  If so, can anyone tell me how I calculate my burn rate? Thanks Kevin 

Comments

  • MikeBroderick
    MikeBroderick Community member Posts: 235 Pioneering
    Options
    Hi @disabledkevin:

    Great approach for your Fitbit.

    I don't  have a reliable, scientific answer for you, but anecdotally I've always been led to believe that in walking around on crutches due to CP I may expend more energy than others in getting around. 

    I can't swear to it though.
Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.