Physical activity patterns in morbidly obese and normal-weight women.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To compare physical activity patterns between morbidly obese and normal-weight women. METHODS Daily physical activity of 18 morbidly obese and 7 normal-weight women aged 30-58 years was measured for 2 days using the Intelligent Device for Energy Expenditure and Activity (IDEEA) device. RESULTS The obese group spent about 2 hr/day less standing and 30 min/day less walking than did the normal-weight group. Time spent standing (standing time) was positively associated with time spent walking (walking time). Age- and walking time-adjusted standing time did not differ according to weight status. CONCLUSION Promoting standing may be a strategy to increase walking.

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@article{Kwon2011PhysicalAP, title={Physical activity patterns in morbidly obese and normal-weight women.}, author={Soyang Kwon and Jamal Mohammad and Isaac Samuel}, journal={American journal of health behavior}, year={2011}, volume={35 2}, pages={155-61} }