Compliance with physical activity guidelines in a group of UK based postal workers using an objective monitoring technique

Sebastien F. Chastin, Philippa M. Dall, William W. Tigbe, P. Margaret Grant, Cormac G. Ryan, Danny Rafferty, Malcolm H. Granat

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Compliance with physical activity (PA) recommendations was assessed using objective PA monitoring of ambulatory activity, in two healthy groups of individuals with active and sedentary occupations. The study showed generally low compliance with the guidelines (53% with 10,000 steps a day; 10% with 30 min of moderate activity a day; and 1% with 30 min of moderate activity a day in bouts of at least 10 min (ACSM)). Adherence to guidelines decreased as more rigorous conditions were applied to the PA data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)893-899
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009



  • activity monitoring
  • physical activity guidelines
  • public health

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