Objectively measured physical activity in a diverse sample of older urban UK adults

MG Davis, KR Fox, M Hillsdon, D Sharp, JC Coulson, JL Thompson

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Abstract

Background: There are many health and social benefits of physical activity (PA) for older adults but little is known about their activity patterns. Purpose: To objectively assess PA patterns of older adults, and the lifestyle and demographic factors associated with PA. Methods: Participants (n=230, aged 78.1 years) recruited from medical practices (between 2007-2008) completed journey logs and wore accelerometers for seven days. Mean daily steps, counts per minute (CPM), minutes of sedentary, light, or moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA) and frequency of journeys were analysed (in 2009). Results: Younger participants (70-74.9y) were significantly (p11.6 journeys∙wk1) were significantly (p
Translated title of the contributionObjectively measured physical activity in a diverse sample of older urban UK adults
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647 - 654
Number of pages8
JournalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Volume43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

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Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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