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Table 2 Energy expenditure, physical activity levels, and step counts during 24-h calorimeter stays in Protocol 1 a

From: How much locomotive activity is needed for an active physical activity level: analysis of total step counts

  L-day M-day V-day
24-h EE (kcal/day) 2228 ± 143 2816 ± 197c 2813 ± 163c
BMR (kcal/day) 1577 ± 129 1553 ± 114 1627 ± 157
Physical activity level b 1.42 ± 0.10 1.82 ± 0.14c 1.74 ± 0.15c
Steps (counts/day) 8973 ± 543 29588 ± 1126c 23755 ± 1038c d
  1. aValues are means ± SDs, L-day: low activity day, M-day: a day with high-frequency moderate physical activity, V-day: a day with high-frequency vigorous physical activity, 24-h EE: 24-hour total energy expenditure, BMR: basal metabolic rate
  2. bPhysical activity level was calculated as 24-h EE divided by BMR
  3. cSignificant differences compared with values for L-day in each variable (P < 0.05)
  4. dSignificant differences compared with values for M-day in each variable (P < 0.05)