Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Purpose: Light-intensity physical activity (LIPA) accounts for much of adults’ waking hours ([almost equal to]40%) and substantially contributes to overall daily energy expenditure. Encompassing activity behaviors of low intensity (standing with little movement) to those of higher intensity (slow walking), LIPA is ubiquitous, yet little is known about how associations with health may vary depending on its intensity. We examined the associations of objectively assessed LIPA (categorized as either low LIPA [LLPA] or high LIPA [HLPA]) and moderate- to vigorous-intensity activity with cardiometabolic risk biomarkers.

School/Institute

Institute for Health and Ageing

Document Type

Journal Article

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