publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Assessment of Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure: An Overview of Objective Measures

Andrew P Hills; Andrew P Hills; Najat eMokhtar; Nuala M Byrne;
Open Access English
  • Published: 16 Jun 2014 Journal: Frontiers in Nutrition, volume 1 (eissn: 2296-861X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
The ability to assess energy expenditure and estimate physical activity in free-living individuals is extremely important in the global context of non-communicable diseases including malnutrition, overnutrition (obesity) and diabetes. It is also important to appreciate that physical activity and energy expenditure are different constructs with physical activity defined as any bodily movement that results in energy expenditure and accordingly, energy is expended as a result of physical activity. However, total energy expenditure, best assessed using the criterion doubly labelled water technique, includes components in addition to physical activity energy expendit...
Subjects
free text keywords: Nutrition, Review Article, physical activity assessment, human energy expenditure, objective measurement techniques, stable isotopes, accelerometry, Nutrition. Foods and food supply, TX341-641, Energy expenditure, Gerontology, Specific dynamic action, Econometrics, Resting energy expenditure, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Motion sensors, Metabolic equivalent, Physical activity level, Internal medicine, Overnutrition, medicine.disease, Malnutrition, business.industry, business
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