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Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities.
We provide an updated version of the Compendium of Physical Activities, a coding scheme that classifies specific physical activity (PA) by rate of energy expenditure. It was developed to enhance the
Physical activity and public health: updated recommendation for adults from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association.
The purpose of the present report is to update and clarify the 1995 recommendations on the types and amounts of physical activity needed by healthy adults to improve and maintain health.
Physical activity and public health. A recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Every US adult should accumulate 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days of the week.
2011 Compendium of Physical Activities: a second update of codes and MET values.
The 2011 Compendium is an update of a system for quantifying the energy cost of adult human PA and is a living document that is moving in the direction of being 100% evidence based.
Compendium of physical activities: classification of energy costs of human physical activities.
A coding scheme is presented for classifying physical activity by rate of energy expenditure, i.e., by intensity, and general use of this coding system would enhance the comparability of results across studies using self reports of physical activity.
CHAMPS physical activity questionnaire for older adults: outcomes for interventions.
A self-report physical activity questionnaire for older men and women developed to evaluate the outcomes of the Community Healthy Activities Model Program for Seniors (CHAMPS), an intervention to increase physical activity, finds the CHAMPS measure may be useful for evaluating the effectiveness of programs aimed at increasing levels of physical activity in older adults.
Physical activity assessment methodology in the Five-City Project.
New methods of quantifying the physical activity habits of communities were developed which are practical for large health surveys, provide information on the distribution of activity habits in the population, can detect changes in activity over time, and can be compared with other epidemiologic studies of physical activity.
Assessment of habitual physical activity by a seven-day recall in a community survey and controlled experiments.
The physical activity recall provides useful estimates of habitual physical activity for research in epidemiologic and health education studies, and changes in energy expenditure were associated with changes in maximal oxygen uptake and body fatness.