Energy expenditure during golfing and lawn mowing in older adult men.

  title={Energy expenditure during golfing and lawn mowing in older adult men.},
  author={James B Dear and Michelle M. Porter and A. Elizabeth Ready},
  journal={Journal of aging and physical activity},
  volume={18 2},
This study compared the intensity and energy cost of playing 9 holes of golf with 40 min of lawn mowing in older men and determined whether both met the current recommendations for health benefits. Eighteen men (age 71.2 +/- 4.4 yr, BMI 27.3 +/- 2.3; M +/- SD) completed a graded treadmill test. During golfing and lawn-mowing field tests, oxygen consumption and walking velocity and distance were measured using a portable metabolic system and global positioning system receiver. The net energy… CONTINUE READING
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