Q. What are hierarchical categories?

Cat­e­gories in Life­Topix are orga­nized in the same way that most peo­ple orga­nize them in their own mind — hier­ar­chi­cally. For exam­ple, the Projects topic has pre­set cat­e­gories such as Edu­ca­tion, Fam­ily, Health + Lifestyle, Hob­bies, and Work. The Health + Lifestyle cat­e­gory of Projects con­tains sub­cat­e­gories such as Health Pro­ce­dures, Pre­ven­tion, and Self Improve­ment. This is a more nat­ural orga­ni­za­tional model and allows for greater efficiency.

Cat­e­gories in Life­Topix are user-customizable via Life­Topix Set­tings, as well as directly acces­si­ble from the topic views that use them.


  1. Tuck
    Sep 27, 2012

    I have had foot surgery and am keep­ing track of some phys­i­cal ther­apy exer­cises. How do I set up a check­list so I have a record of the days and times I do them?



    • LightArrow
      Sep 27, 2012

      Hi Tuck,

      The best way to do this to use an activ­ity log form in the Health + Activ­ity topic, and add to it the activ­i­ties you want.

      Step 1. There are already a cou­ple of activ­ity logs that may be help­ful (Stretch­ing, Yoga), and you can add new activ­ity log items under the Activ­ity Log view (for exam­ple, Strength­en­ing, Pilates, Exer­cise Bike etc.) by tap­ping on the + icon.
      Step 2. Cre­ate an Activ­ity Log Form and give it a title like “Phys­i­cal Ther­apy” under Activ­ity Log in the Health + Activ­ity topic.
      Step 3. From the log form detail view, you can eas­ily add the activ­i­ties you want, and reorder them as you wish, and save.

      No you are ready to use it — from the bot­tom left arrow menu on the top dash­board view of Life­Topix, you can tap on the activ­ity icon and then again on Activ­ity, and a view of your activ­ity items and forms will show up. This is where you log. Tap on Phys­i­cal Ther­apy, and you can eas­ily enter the amount of times or reps that you did for the activ­i­ties after each phys­i­cal ther­apy session.

      We had made a blog post with our old ver­sion on the Health + Activ­ity topic that you may find use­ful: http://lightarrow.com/does-your-fitness-app-measure-up

      We hope this helps.

      Best regards,
      Team LightArrow

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