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The Assessment of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors


Abstract The health benefits of physical activity are widely accepted. Emerging research also indicates that sedentary behaviors can carry negative health consequences regardless of physical activity level. This dissertation explored four projects that examined measurement properties of physical activity and sedentary behavior monitors. Project one identified the oxygen costs of four other care activities in seventeen adults. Pushing a wheelchair and pushing a stroller were identified as moderate-intensity activities. Minutes spent engaged in these activities contribute towards meeting the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines. Project two identified the oxygen costs of common cleaning activities in sixteen adults. Mopping a floor was identified as mode... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Meckes, Nathanael (Author) / Ainsworth, Barbara E (Advisor) / Belyea, Michael (Committee member) / Buman, Matthew (Committee member) / Gaesser, Glenn (Committee member) / Wharton, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Kinesiology / Accelerometer / Activities / Assessment / Measurement / Sedentary
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 135 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Kinesiology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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