Energy cost of common activities in children and adolescents.

@article{Lyden2013EnergyCO,
  title={Energy cost of common activities in children and adolescents.},
  author={Kate Lyden and Sarah Kozey Keadle and John Staudenmayer and Patty S. Freedson and Sofiya Alhassan},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={
          62-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The Compendium of Energy Expenditures for Youth assigns MET values to a wide range of activities. However, only 35% of activity MET values were derived from energy cost data measured in youth; the remaining activities were estimated from adult values. PURPOSE To determine the energy cost of common activities performed by children and adolescents and compare these data to similar activities reported in the compendium. METHODS Thirty-two children (8-11 years old) and 28 adolescents… CONTINUE READING

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