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Table 2 Energy expenditure during sedentary bouts with and without an activity break (mean ± SE, N = 20).

From: Energy expenditure of interruptions to sedentary behavior

  Bout 1 Bout 2 Bout 3 Bout 4
Gross EE (kcal/30 min) 43.9 ± 2.09b, c, d 47.13 ± 2.2a, c, d 51.49 ± 3.02a, b, d 60.45 ± 3.51 a, b, c
Net EE (kcal/30 min) 7.49 ± 1.23 b, c, d 10.49 ± 1.38 a, c, d 14.85 ± 1.61 a, b, d 23.96 ± 2.04 a, b, c
Relative Net EE (kcal/30 min/kg lean body mass) 0.14 ± 0.03 b, c, d 0.20 ± 0.03 a, c, d 0.26 ± 0.03 a, b, d 0.42 ± 0.05a, b, c
  1. a significantly different than bout 1 (p < .05).
  2. b significantly different than bout 2 (p < .05).
  3. c significantly different than bout 3 (p < .05).
  4. d significantly different than bout 4 (p < .05).
  5. Note. Bout 1 consisted of 30 consecutive minutes of sitting. Bout 2 consisted of 14 minutes of sitting, 1 minute of walking, and 15 minutes of sitting. Bout 3 consisted of 13 minutes of sitting, 2 minutes of walking, and 15 minutes of sitting. Bout 4 consisted of 13 minutes of sitting, 5 minutes of walking, and 12 minutes of sitting.