The time spent in moderate intensity physical activity and the number of steps in physically active elderly women

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Title translated into German:Verbrachte Zeit mit moderater sportlicher Tätigkeit und die Schrittzahl der körperlichen Aktivität älterer Frauen
Author:Ayabe, Makoto; Mija, Yim; Kiyonaga, Akira; Shindo, Munehiro; Tanaka, Hiroaki
Published in:International journal of sport and health science
Published:4 (2006), Spec. Issue 2, S. 528-535, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Electronic resource (online) Print resource
ISSN:1880-4012, 0915-3942, 1348-1509
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Identification number:PU200903001441


The purpose of this investigation was to examine the relationship between physical activity patterns, age and Body Mass Index (BMI) in physically active elderly women. In ninety-four elderly Korean women, the number of steps taken per day and the time spent engaged in physical activity of light-, moderate- and vigorous-intensity were determined. The number of steps did not significantly differ according to age or BMI. However, time spent in moderate-intensity physical activity significantly decreased as BMI increased (P=0.049 F=3.120) and age increased (P=0.002, F=5.035). Thus, active elderly individuals should be encouraged to spend time doing moderate-intensity physical activity rather than worry about the number of steps taken each day in order to prevent obesity and an age-related decline in regular physical activity. Verf.-Referat