Physical activity profiling of New Zealand adults: A study of adults with and without young children Research Completed

Title

Physical activity profiling of New Zealand adults: A study of adults with and without young children

Lead Author

Lisa Mackay

Organisation(s)

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Publication Year

2014

Publisher

Auckland University of Technology

Contacts

Lisa Mackay

Auckland University of Technology

Abstract

The author investigates physical activity in adults with and without young children. Topics include measuring physical activity in adults with young children, and the various dimensions of accelerometer-derived physical activity (in terms of overall amounts at various intensities, hour-by-hour patterns, and patterns of activity accumulation). Based on the results, the author notes that “a novel and important finding was that adults with and without young children showed distinct profiles of physical activity; those with young children showed patterns of movement throughout the whole day, whereas adults without children displayed distinct periods of high sedentary time offset by periods of [moderate-to-vigorous physical activity]”.

Keywords:

physical activity measurement, accelerometry

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August 29, 2014

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September 3, 2014