Objective: To compare physical activity patterns between morbidly obese and normal-weight women. Methods: Daily physical activity of 18 morbidly obese and 7 normalweight women aged 30-58 years was measured for 2 days using the Intelligent Device for Energy Expenditure and Activity (IDEEA) device. Results: The obese group spent about 2 hr/day less standing and 30 min/day less walking than did the normal-weight group. Time spent standing (standing time) was positively associated with time spent walking (walking time). Ageand walking time-adjusted standing time did not differ according to weight status. Conclusion: Promoting standing may be a strategy to increase walking.
- Physical activity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Social Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health