Objectively measured physical activity in Finnish employees: a cross-sectional study.
Bottom Line: Both MVPA and VPA were higher among men and during days off, and decreased with increasing age and BMI (p<0.001 for all).Similar results were observed when the probability of having a bout of MVPA or VPA lasting continuously for ≥10 min per measurement day was studied.Objectively measured physical activity is higher among men and during days off, and decreases with increasing age and BMI.
Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.Show MeSH
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Mentions: Hourly distributions of MVPA and VPA by gender, weight status and type of day are shown in figure 4. The largest amounts of MVPA during workdays occurred at 7:00–8:00 and 17:00–19:00. During days off, the largest amounts of MVPA were distributed evenly between 10:00 and 18:00. The respective VPA profiles resemble those of MVPA. During workdays, a small peak occurred at 7:00–8:00, but the greatest amount of VPA was clearly seen during 17:00–20:00. The greatest amount of VPA during days off occurred between 10:00 and 20:00. For both genders, the amount of MVPA and VPA during workdays and days off decreased with increasing BMI.
Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.