The term cadence has been used interchangeably to describe both the rate of stepping and the number of steps in a minute epoch. This is only strictly true if walking is continuous within that epoch. This study directly compared these two outcomes in minute epochs of data from free-living adults to assess the scale of any difference between them.
- physical activity
- steps per minute
Dall, P., McCrorie, P., Granat, M., & Stansfield, B. (2013). Step accumulation per minute epoch is not the same as cadence for free-living adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(10), 1995–2001. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e3182955780