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Table 2 Categorization of physical activity levels

From: Equity impacts of interventions to increase physical activity among older adults: a quantitative health impact assessment

Category Physical activity in moderate-intensity (with corresponding MET-hours) per weeka
Insufficiently active < 150 min of physical activity in moderate-intensity (corresponding to < 11.25 MET-hours) per week
Sufficiently active ≥150 < 300 min of physical activity in moderate-intensity (corresponding to ≥11.25 < 22.5 MET-hours) per week
Additionally active ≥300 min of physical activity in moderate-intensity (corresponding to ≥22.5 MET-hours) per week
  1. a assuming 4.5 metabolic equivalents of tasks (METs) since moderate-intensity activities require an energy expenditure of 3–5.9 METs [43, 44]