Movement behaviors accumulated throughout the day that are not undertaken as part of structured, purposeful MVPA and exercise. These behaviors comprise sedentary behavior (e.g., sitting) and light physical activity (e.g., lifestyle-embedded activities of daily living).
Movement should be conceptualized as a continuum, ranging from almost no movement at all (e.g., sedentary behavior, ≤1.5 metabolic equivalents) through to light physical activity (e.g., incidental movement, lifestyle-embedded activities, 1.6–2.9 metabolic equivalents) to moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, MVPA (e.g., running, playing sports, structured exercise, ≥3 metabolic equivalents) (Tremblay et al. 2010).
Evidence consistently demonstrates that MVPA has a key preventative role in risk and incidence of obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers (Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee 2018...
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