Firstbeat Life Score
The Firstbeat Life score describes the overall state of your well-being, summarizing the sub-scores of stress and recovery, sleep and physical activity.
What does the score tell you?
The Firstbeat Life score provides an overview of your well-being and helps to identify specific development areas:
– Is your sleep restorative?
– Are stress and recovery in balance?
– Do you exercise in the right amounts and intensity considering your current fitness level?
The big picture of well-being
Even small positive changes influence the big picture, by promoting your all-round well-being.
For example, improving your sleep will also improve your stress and recovery balance, which in turn will give you more energy to exercise and improve your fitness level.
Physical activity and increased fitness level, on the other hand, improve both stress management and the ability to recover during sleep. Even small positive changes create a positive domino effect for your well-being.
The Firstbeat Life score brings together the results of stress and recovery, sleep, and exercise.
How to improve your Firstbeat Life score
Struggling to recover?
If your sleep or stress and recovery scores are low, try to identify the main sources of stress that are undermining your recovery right now, as well as the ways you could increase recovery.
For example, try to focus on avoiding all unnecessary stress factors for a week. Add moments of relaxation to your days, and sleep longer than usual.
Track how increasing rest and relaxation affects your results.
More physical activity?
If your stress and recovery balance and sleep scores are good, but your physical activity score is low, improve the overall score by increasing the amount of physical activity.
The score should improve as long as you don’t exercise too intensively.
Less intensive exercise?
If, on the other hand, your physical activity score is very high, but your stress and recovery balance or sleep scores could be better, try reducing your exercise amount and/or intensity.
See if your overall score starts to improve.