Tools to measure physical activity in medical practice

Ainsworth, B. E. and Youmans, C. (2002) Tools to measure physical activity in medical practice. Obesity Research, 10 Supplement 1: 69s-75s. doi:10.1038/oby.2002.193

Author Ainsworth, B. E.
Youmans, C.
Title Tools to measure physical activity in medical practice
Journal name Obesity Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1071-7323
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/oby.2002.193
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue Supplement 1
Start page 69s
End page 75s
Total pages 7
Place of publication Baton Rouge, LA
Publisher North American Association for the Study of Obesity
Language eng
Subject 111712 Health Promotion
111706 Epidemiology
Abstract Health-care providers can play an important role in promoting weight loss among their overweight and obese patients by promoting regular physical activity. Regular physical activity, performed at moderate-to-vigorous intensities has substantial health benefits. Physical activity is effective in reducing the risks for complications of obesity, such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Regular physical activity is also associated with appetite suppression. The amount of physical activity recommended for promoting health and prevention of disease and early mortality by the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health—150 kcal/d or 1000 kcal/wk—is equal to a 1.5-mile brisk walk (1). If the energy is not replaced, this accumulated energy expenditure is sufficient to prevent a weight gain and/or promote a weight loss of nearly 10 pounds a year.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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