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Part Three Measuring Physical Activity Chapter 9
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What is physical activity? Any bodily  movement  produced by  skeletal muscle that results in caloric  expenditure (Caspersen, 1989) Physical activity also involves a  behavioral   Voluntary
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Physical Activity Measurement Two components: behavior and movement Most instruments measure either behavior  or movement (some measure both) Some instruments measure an outcome of  physical activity  i.e. Energy Expenditure
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Exercise and Physical Activity Different Constructs Exercise is any physical activity that is  characterized as planned, involving  structure, and having the objective of  improving fitness All exercise is physical activity, but all  physical activity  is not exercise
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Physical Activity and Health Morbidity and mortality  Early 20 th  century Major cause: infectious diseases Medical advances in prevention and treatment Now Major causes are lifestyle related Tobacco, alcohol, drug use, diet, physical inactivity
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Physical Activity and Health Hypokinetic Diseases Life style diseases due primarily to inactivity Low levels of PA or prevalence of sedentary  behaviors recognized as a major contributing  factor in many diseases and causes of death Surgeon General’s Prescription for Health First of four pieces of advice Moderate physical activity five days/week for 30 minutes
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Physical Activity and Health Benefits of PA are well-established To fully understand the amount and types  of activity needed for prevention of health  problems we must be able to accurately  measure PA
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Measurement of PA is  Challenging PA is multi-dimensional and complex Frequency, intensity, duration, mode, and context  influence response to PA How active are you? Hard question to answer Need reliable and valid instrumentation Physical activity patterns change across the  lifespan Recreation and work Effects of PA on health may be different for  different health outcomes
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Measuring PA PA is woven into  a lifestyle Multi-dimensional behavior Occurs at many points in the day and in  many contexts Consider the aspects of PA to be  measured and for what purpose to decide  how to measure
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Types of Instruments for Measuring  PA Passive vs. Active Passive instruments: do not require the  participant to make any extra effort involved in  measuring PA i.e. wearing a monitor Less burdensome to the participant Active instruments: require participant to play  an active role in recording PA i.e. diaries or self-report
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