Accelerated Physical Activity

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Question 1 Give a basic overview of the study. What did they hope to learn by conducting this study? What was the result? Be detailed in your description of the goals of the study how it was conducted in the outcome. The study researched the difference between moderate to vigorous physical activity and sedentary behavior by using an ActiGraph accelerometer on two groups of adults who were 60 years and older and gave written permission to complete the study. The two study groups were recruited from New York City community centers throughout Brooklyn, and consisted of white, black and Hispanic ethnicities. What this study was hoping to learn by using the ActiGraph accelerometer, is to determine physical activity and sedentary behaviors …show more content…

31, 2013). The results from the study showed that sedentary behavior among both groups was higher than physical activity. Interestingly, Hispanics showed more physical activity than did whites, and men were more physically than women in these age groups (.Evenson, p. 501-502, 2014). Question 2 How does this expand professional knowledge? How could this research improve the ability of recreational therapists &/or gerontologist’s provide …show more content…

R., Moreland, K. B., Wen, F., & Scanlin, K. (2014). Physical activity and sedentary behavior among adults 60 years and older: New York City residents compared with national sample. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 22, 499-507. doi:10.1123/JAPA.2012-0345 Global recommendations on physical activity for health. (2013). World Health Organization, p. 31. Retrieved October 22, 2015, from Omorou, Y. A., Erpelding, M., Escalon, H., & Vuillemin, A. (2013). Contribution of taking part in sport to the association between physical activity and quality of life. Quality Of Life Research, 22(8), 2021-2029. doi: 10.1007/s11136-013-0355-3 Oxford University Journals. (n.d.). Retrieved October 23, 2015, from

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