Daily walking in older adults: Day-to-day variability and criterion-referenced validity of total daily step counts

D.A. Rowe, Charles D. Kemble, Terrance S. Robinson, Matthew T. Mahar

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Aims to determine the day-to-day variability of older adults'physical activity, and to evaluate the accuracy of the 10,000-step goal for classifying whether older adults obtain 30 minutes of MVPA. Concludes that day-to-day variability in physical activity is lower in older adults than other age groups. The 10,000-step goal is inadequate for determining whether daily physical activity includes 30 minutes of MVPA in this population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-446
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Physical Activity and Health
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • physical activity
  • exercise
  • health
  • walking
  • elderly people

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