Assigning energy costs to activities in children: a review and synthesis.

  title={Assigning energy costs to activities in children: a review and synthesis.},
  author={Kate Ridley and Timothy Olds},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={40 8},
PURPOSE Compendia of energy costs are often used to assign energy expenditures (EE) to self-reported and observed activity. As there is a lack of data on the energy cost of children's everyday activities, adult values are often used as surrogates. However, the best way to adjust adult values for use with children remains unclear. Various strategies have been used to estimate rates of EE in children. METHODS To evaluate these existing methods for assigning EE to children, a literature search… CONTINUE READING

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