Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities.

  title={Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities.},
  author={Barbara E. Ainsworth and William L. Haskell and Melicia C. Whitt and Melinda L. Irwin and Ann M. Swartz and Scott Strath and W L O'Brien and David Bassett and Katherine H Schmitz and P O Emplaincourt and David R. Jacobs and Arthur S. Leon},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={32 9 Suppl},
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. [] Key Method It was developed to enhance the comparability of results across studies using self-reports of PA.

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.

A Youth Compendium of Physical Activities: Activity Codes and Metabolic Intensities

This Youth Compendium of Physical Activities uses pediatric data exclusively, addresses the age dependency of METy, and imputes missing METy values and thus represents advancement in physical activity research and practice.

Comparing Participants' Rating and Compendium Coding to Estimate Physical Activity Intensities

The revised participants' rating provides an alternative method to rank individuals because it provides similar results to the compendium coding; however, neither method accurately estimates accelerometer MET-mins.

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The RPAQ is the first questionnaire with demonstrated validity for ranking individuals according to their time spent at vigorous-intensity activity and overall energy expenditure.

Type of activity: resistance, aerobic and leisure versus occupational physical activity.

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Physical activities should be classified in a consistent and standardized manner in terms of both energy expenditure and the relative effort required.

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To set the estimated energy requirement (EER) in Dietary Reference Intakes for Koreans (KDRI), we need the coefficient by physical activity stage, as determined by the physical activity level(PAL).

Improving assessment of daily energy expenditure by identifying types of physical activity with a single accelerometer.

Identification of activity types combined with MET intensity values improves the assessment of energy expenditure compared with activity counts, and future studies could develop models to objectively assess activity type and intensity to further increase accuracy of the energy expenditure estimation.

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This work states that some domestic and transport related activities entail energy expenditures equivalent to moderate intensity of 3.0–6.0 METS1 considered to be of sufficient intensity to achieve a health benefit are yet to be included in routine population level physical activity surveillance.

Linking the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) and the Compendium of Physical Activities: methods and rationale.

The process of metabolic coding of the ATUS by linking it with the Compendium of Physical Activities can make important contributions to the understanding of American's time spent in health-related physical activity.



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.

Validity of accelerometry for the assessment of moderate intensity physical activity in the field.

The count versus METs relationship for accelerometry was found to be dependent on the type of activity performed, which may be due to the inability of accelerometers to detect increased energy cost from upper body movement, load carriage, or changes in surface or terrain.

Validity of four motion sensors in measuring moderate intensity physical activity.

Motion sensors tended to overpredict EE during walking, however, they underpredicted the energy cost of many other activities because of an inability to detect arm movements and external work.

Evaluation of the kaiser physical activity survey in women.

The KPAS demonstrated good reliability and was reasonably accurate in detecting regular housework/caregiving, occupation, sports/exercise, and active leisure activities among women with a broad range of physical activity habits.

Evaluation of heart rate as a method for assessing moderate intensity physical activity.

This method of analyzing HR data could allow researchers to more accurately quantify physical activity in free-living individuals.

A comparative evaluation of three accelerometry-based physical activity monitors.

Evaluating the absolute and relative validity of three contemporary activity monitors under both laboratory and field conditions found the CSA yielded accurate predictions of energy expenditure (EE), whereas the Tritrac and Biotrainer tended to overestimate the EE (101-136% of measured value).

Energy expenditure with indoor exercise machines.

Under the conditions of the study, the treadmill is the optimal indoor exercise machine for enhancing energy expenditure when perceived exertion is used to establish exercise intensity.

Exercise intensity and longevity in men.

Vigorous, but not nonvigorously, physical activities were associated with longevity and different criteria were used to categorize the energy expenditure in specific analytical approaches.

Moderate physical activity patterns of minority women: the Cross-Cultural Activity Participation Study.

Definitions used to characterize regular physical activity should be consistent among studies, and physical activity surveys among women should include occupation-related and home-related activities.