Type

Journal Article

Authors

Wim H M Saris
John C Mathers
Mike Gibney
Hannelore Daniel
J Alfredo Martinez
Julie A Lovegrove
Iwona Traczyk
Magdalena Godlewska
Yannis Manios
Christina-Paulina Lambrinou
and 11 others

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
female accelerometry patient compliance cross sectional studies aged adult male health planning guidelines motor activity young adult humans physiology time factors middle aged adolescent guideline adherence europe

Objectively Measured Physical Activity in European Adults: Cross-Sectional Findings from the Food4Me Study. (2015)

Abstract Comparisons of objectively measured physical activity (PA) between residents of European countries measured concurrently with the same protocol are lacking. We aimed to compare PA between the seven European countries involved in the Food4Me Study, using accelerometer data collected remotely via the Internet. Of the 1607 participants recruited, 1287 (539 men and 748 women) provided at least 3 weekdays and 2 weekend days of valid accelerometer data (TracmorD) at baseline and were included in the present analyses. Men were significantly more active than women (physical activity level = 1.74 vs. 1.70, p < 0.001). Time spent in light PA and moderate PA differed significantly between countries but only for women. Adherence to the World Health Organization recommendation to accumulate at least 150 min of moderate-equivalent PA weekly was similar between countries for men (range: 54-65%) but differed significantly between countries for women (range: 26-49%). Prevalence estimates decreased substantially for men and women in all seven countries when PA guidelines were defined as achieving 30 min of moderate and vigorous PA per day. We were able to obtain valid accelerometer data in real time via the Internet from 80% of participants. Although our estimates are higher compared with data from Sweden, Norway, Portugal and the US, there is room for improvement in PA for all countries involved in the Food4Me Study.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Wim H M Saris, John C Mathers, Mike Gibney, Hannelore Daniel, J Alfredo Martinez, Julie A Lovegrove, Iwona Traczyk, Magdalena Godlewska, Yannis Manios, Christina-Paulina Lambrinou and 11 others

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