I just found and read through this study. To me it looks like its saying that the least physically active fourth of the studied population, independent of how much they exercised, lifestyle, socioeconomic, morbidity and limited mobility factors was 6 times (2.49-14.15) more likely to die over the following 2.8 years than those who were least sedentary as measured by accelerators. Am I interpreting this study correctly, if so how might this change your everyday routine?
asked byStephen_4 (10989)
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on April 23, 2014
at 11:33 PM
Thanks for posting it. I'm having trouble getting that conclusion out of the report.
I draw this conclusion for Figure 2a. The difference in distribution peak values for mortality vs survivors appears to be about 2 hours less activity per day for the mortality group. It's not absolutely black-and-white, because there's a lot of overlap in the distributions. But it gives an indication of how much behavior change is needed to expect a benefit, and it's more than the 30 minutes a day I usually hear recommended.