Guide to the assessment of physical activity: Clinical and research applications: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

@article{Strath2013GuideTT,
  title={Guide to the assessment of physical activity: Clinical and research applications: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.},
  author={Scott Strath and Leonard A. Kaminsky and Barbara E. Ainsworth and Ulf Ekelund and Patty S. Freedson and Rebecca A. Gary and Caroline R. Richardson and Derek Thoms Smith and Ann M. Swartz},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2013},
  volume={128 20},
  pages={
          2259-79
        }
}
The deleterious health consequences of physical inactivity are vast, and they are of paramount clinical and research importance. Risk identification, benchmarks, efficacy, and evaluation of physical activity behavior change initiatives for clinicians and researchers all require a clear understanding of how to assess physical activity. In the present report, we have provided a clear rationale for the importance of assessing physical activity levels, and we have documented key concepts in… CONTINUE READING
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