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The European Journal of Education and Applied Psychology, Issue 1/2017

Physical exercise in everyday life

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29013/EJEAP-17-1-34-37

Pages: 34 - 37

Authors: Ikonomi E., Shehu A.

Abstract: Abstract: In studies, physical exercise is commonly assessed by a series of questions tapping the frequency, intensity, and duration of physical activities at work, leisure time physical exercise, and housework physical activity. In “modern” times, physical activity consists mostly of leisure-time physical exercise because levels of physical activity at work or at home are quite scarce. One of the main methods of assessment of leisure-time physical exercise consists of employment of the Minnesota leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) questionnaire, which measures leisure-time exercise by questions tapping the frequency, intensity, and duration of walking (for pleasure, shopping or chores), daily climbing of stairs, and up to three different sport activities, including number of months engaged over the year. The quantitative data from the physical exercise at leisure time are used to obtain scores of daily energy expenditure by the LTPA method a standardized procedure which has been widely used in numerous studies

Keywords: Keywords: energy expenditure, exercise, physical activity, leisure-time.

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