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|Title: ||Net heart rate to prescribe physical activity in middle-aged to older active adults|
|Authors: ||Bragada, José A.|
Magalhães, Pedro M.
Barbosa, Tiago M.
Lopes, Vítor P.
|Keywords: ||Net heart rate|
Physical activity thresholds
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Citation: ||Bragada, José A; Magalhães, Pedro M.; Vasques Catarina; Barbosa, Tiago M.; Lopes, Vitor P. (2009) - Net heart rate to prescribe physical activity in middle-aged to older active adults. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. ISSN 1303-2968. 8:4, p. 616-621|
|Abstract: ||This study had a twofold purpose: i) to develop a regression
equation to estimate metabolic equivalent (MET) in walk/run by
heart rate increment above rest (NetHR), and; ii) to determine
NetHR thresholds for light, moderate, and vigorous physical
activity (PA), from middle aged to elderly. Sample 1 (prediction
sample) comprised 39 subjects (19 male and 20 female), with
58.2 ± 11.0 years old. Sample 2 (validation sample) comprised
40 subjects (18 male and 22 female) with 63.3 ± 7.0 years old.
Each participant did the following activities in sequence, a
15min rest period in supine position, walk at 3km/h, walk at
4.5km/h, and walk at 6km/h, for 6 min at each walk velocity
interval. The oxygen up-take (VO2) and heart rate (HR) were
continuously and simultaneously assessed. A hierarchical linear
model was used to analyze the relationship between metabolic
equivalent (MET) and NetHR. The regression equation for MET
prediction was: MET = 1.265780 + 0.109479 NetHR. The
NetHR thresholds (upper limit) for light, moderate and vigorous
PA were 16 and 35 and 70 bpm, respectively. NetHR is a
practical, valid and non-invasive method to prescribe physical
activity, taking in account individual characteristics (HR at rest
combined with NetHR) in middle-aged to older adults.|
|Peer Reviewed: ||yes|
|Publisher version: ||http://www.jssm.org/vol8/n4/18/v8n4-18text.php|
|Appears in Collections:||DCDEF - Artigos em Revistas Indexados ao ISI|
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