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10 papers 0 to 25 followers Let's look at the evidence being the recommendation for 10,000 steps per day: Should we take 10,000 steps every day? What kind of steps? Small, medium, or large? Fast or slow? Does this really make a difference?
By John Paruch Combined training in Internal Medicine-Psychiatry with holistic, evidence-based, preventive approach to implementation and promotion of wellness.
Renata A Rodrigues de Oliveira, Paulo R Dos Santos Amorim, Rômulo J Mota, Debora D Ferreira Tavares, Fernanda Rocha de Faria, Osvaldo Costa Moreira, Luciana Moreira Lima, Raquel Rodrigues Britto, João C Bouzas Marins
BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity is suggested as an important non pharmacological mechanism to prevent cardiovascular diseases. Thus, the objective the presente study was to verify the association of the number of daily steps with cardiovascular risk factors in basic education teachers and analyze the suitability of the cutoff of 10,000 steps/day as a predictor for the main risk factors in this sample. METHODS: 200 teachers (43.2 + 10.2 years) of basic education were assessed in Viçosa-MG, Brazil...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Filipe Manuel Clemente, Pantelis Theodoros Nikolaidis, Fernando Manuel Lourenço Martins, Rui Sousa Mendes
Physical activity is associated with health. The aim of this study was (a) to access if Portuguese university students meet the public health recommendations for physical activity and (b) the effect of gender and day of the week on daily PA levels of university students. This observational cross-sectional study involved 126 (73 women) healthy Portuguese university students aged 18-23 years old. Participants wore the ActiGraph wGT3X-BT accelerometer for seven consecutive days. Number of steps, time spent sedentary and in light, moderate and vigorous physical activity were recorded...
2016: PloS One
Sandra O'Connell, Gearóid ÓLaighin, Lisa Kelly, Elaine Murphy, Sorcha Beirne, Niall Burke, Orlaith Kilgannon, Leo R Quinlan
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity is a vitally important part of a healthy lifestyle, and is of major benefit to both physical and mental health. A daily step count of 10,000 steps is recommended globally to achieve an appropriate level of physical activity. Accurate quantification of physical activity during conditions reflecting those needed to achieve the recommended daily step count of 10,000 steps is essential. As such, we aimed to assess four commercial activity monitors for their sensitivity/accuracy in a prescribed walking route that reflects a range of surfaces that would typically be used to achieve the recommended daily step count, in two types of footwear expected to be used throughout the day when aiming to achieve the recommended daily step count, and in a timeframe required to do so...
2016: PloS One
Kornanong Yuenyongchaiwat
BACKGROUND: Being overweight is associated not only with physical health problems, but also with risk of mental health problems. Increased physical activity (PA) has been recommended for the prevention of cardiovascular disease; however, little is known about the effect of walking on physical and mental health outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to explore the effectiveness of a pedometer-based PA intervention on physical and mental health states. METHOD: Thirty-five overweight participants with body mass index (BMI) ≥25 kg•m-2 were selected and assigned to a 12-week pedometer-based walking program (10,000 steps•d-1)...
June 16, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Alessandra Madia Mantovani, Scott Duncan, Jamile Sanches Codogno, Manoel Carlos Spiguel Lima, Rômulo Araújo Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Physical activity level is an important tool to identify individuals predisposed to developing chronic diseases, which represent a major concern worldwide. OBJECTIVE: To identify correlates of daily step counts measured using pedometers, as well as analyze the associations between health outcomes and 3 different amounts of daily physical activity. METHODS: The sample comprised 278 participants (126 men and 153 women) with a mean age of 46...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
Gianluca Rospo, Viola Valsecchi, Alberto G Bonomi, Inge Wj Thomassen, Saskia van Dantzig, Antonio La Torre, Francesco Sartor
BACKGROUND: Strong evidence shows that an increase in cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and physical activity (PA) reduces cardiovascular disease risk. OBJECTIVE: To test whether a scientifically endorsed program to increase CRF and PA, implemented on an easy-to-use, always-accessible mobile app would be effective in improving CRF. METHODS: Of 63 healthy volunteers participating, 18 tested the user interface of the Cardio-Fitness App (CF-App); and 45 underwent a 2-week intervention period, of whom 33 eventually concluded it...
2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
Maria Michalopoulou, Vassilios Gourgoulis, Thomas Kourtessis, Antonios Kambas, Martina Dimitrou, Helen Gretziou
The main purpose of this study was the identification of the current pedometer determined physical activity levels of a large sample of 9 -14 years old Greek schoolchildren and the determination of the association between daily step counts and body mass index through the comparison of step counts among overweight, obese and normal-weight children. A total of 532 children (263 boys and 269 girls) were measured for height and weight. Their activity levels were analyzed using pedometers to measure mean steps for 7 consecutive days...
2011: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
Gavin R McCormack, Jack Rutherford, Billie Giles-Corti, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Fiona Bull
The purpose of this study was to establish sex-specific criterion-referenced standards for pedometer-determined physical activity related to body mass index (BMI)-defined weight status among youth. We analyzed data from 7-16-year-old boys (n = 338) and girls (n = 337) and used pedometer-assessed physical activity and anthropometric data to derive average steps/day and BMI. Sex-specific criterion-referenced standards for steps/day relating to healthy weight and overweight/obese were determined using the contrasting groups method...
June 2011: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Catrine Tudor-Locke, Robert P Pangrazi, Charles B Corbin, William J Rutherford, Susan D Vincent, Anders Raustorp, L Michaud Tomson, Thomas F Cuddihy
BACKGROUND: Recommended levels of youth physical activity (PA) should emerge from data related to important health outcomes. The purpose of the present study was to establish criterion-referenced standards for PA (using pedometer-assessed steps/day) related to healthy body composition. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of an existing data set (including pedometer-assessed PA and objectively measured BMI) of 1,954 children (995 girls, 959 boys; ages 6-12 years) from the USA, Australia, and Sweden...
June 2004: Preventive Medicine
Izabela Zając-Gawlak, Dariusz Pośpiech, Aleksandra Kroemeke, Małgorzata Mossakowska, Aleš Gába, Jana Pelclová, Miroslava Přidalová, Barbara Kłapcińska
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate general health status of a group of older adults, physically active students of the University of the Third Age (U3A), based on results of biochemical analyses of blood, assessment of their physical activity (PA) level, body composition and cognitive function with respect to age and sex. METHODS: A total of 104 students (85 women and 19 men, aged 63.7±6.6 y) of the U3A's located in the Upper Silesia region of Poland volunteered to participate in this study...
May 2016: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
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