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|Title: ||Four-week pedometer-determined activity patterns in normal-weight, overweight and obese adults|
|Authors: ||Clemes, Stacy A.|
Hamilton, Sarah L.
Lindley, Martin R.
|Issue Date: ||2008|
|Publisher: ||© Elsevier|
|Citation: ||CLEMES, S.A., HAMILTON, S.L. and LINDLEY, M.R., 2008. Four-week pedometer-determined activity patterns in normal-weight, overweight and obese adults. Preventive Medicine, 46 (4), pp. 325-330.|
|Abstract: ||OBJECTIVE: To assess pedometer-determined ambulatory activity in normal-weight,
overweight and obese UK adults.
METHODS: 86 normal-weight (BMI<25 kg/m2) (age = 34±12.1 years), 91 overweight
(BMI 25–29.9 kg/m2) (age = 40.6±13.6 years), and 75 obese (BMI≥30 kg/m2) (age =
41.2±12.4 years) participants, from the East Midlands, provided four-weeks of
continuous pedometer-determined activity data, during the winter in 2006. Activity
levels and patterns were assessed for all three groups.
RESULTS: The normal-weight group had a significantly higher mean step count (10247
steps/day) than the overweight (9095 steps/day) and obese (8102 steps/day) participants
(p<0.05). No differences in step counts were observed between the overweight and
obese groups. A consistent reduction in activity was observed on Sundays in all groups,
with this reduction being two-fold greater in the overweight and obese groups (~2000
steps/day) when compared with the normal-weight group (~1000 steps/day).
CONCLUSIONS: With the increasing prevalence of obesity in the UK, changes in the
activity levels of those at risk are needed. The issuing of pedometers to overweight and
obese individuals, with the instruction to increase their ambulatory activity on all days
of the week, with particular emphasis on Sunday activity, could be a good starting point
in tackling the problem of obesity in the UK.|
|Description: ||this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Preventive Medicine. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Preventive Medicine, 46 (4), pp. 325-330, URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.11.013.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2007.11.013|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
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