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Physical Activity Patterns in Morbidly Obese and Normal-Weight Women

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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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Keywords: IDEEA; light-intensity; physical activity; posture

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1 doctoral student, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA.

Publication date: 2011-03-01

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