Steps that count: physical activity recommendations, brisk walking, and steps per minute--how do they relate?

@article{Pillay2014StepsTC,
  title={Steps that count: physical activity recommendations, brisk walking, and steps per minute--how do they relate?},
  author={Julian David Pillay and Tracy L Kolbe-Alexander and Karin Ingeborg Proper and Willem van Mechelen and Estelle Victoria Lambert},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2014},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={
          502-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Brisk walking is recommended as a form of health-enhancing physical activity. This study determines the steps/minute rate corresponding to self-paced brisk walking (SPBW); a predicted steps/minute rate for moderate physical activity (MPA) and a comparison of the 2 findings. METHODS A convenience sample (N = 58: 34 men, 24 women, 31.7 ± 7.7 yrs), wearing pedometers and a heart rate (HR) monitor, performed SPBW for 10 minutes and 5 indoor sessions, regulated by a metronome (ranging… CONTINUE READING
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