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Table 3 Seasonal differences in movement-related behaviors

From: Seasons, weather, and device-measured movement behaviors: a scoping review from 2006 to 2020

Season Reference Season Physical Activity Volume Light-Intensity Physical Activity Moderate-to-Vigorous Intensity Physical Activity Sedentary Behavior
Winter > Summer 1 [82] 0 1 [79] 10 [30, 47, 51, 52, 58, 67, 72, 74, 75, 79]
= Summer 6 [65, 72, 74, 80, 83, 84] 6 [52, 55, 79, 80, 85] 7 [65, 67, 74, 80, 85] 3 [65, 74, 80]
< Summer 23 [28, 31, 44, 52, 74,75,76,77, 86,87,88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99] 6 [53, 67, 74, 89, 100] 11 [31, 51,52,53, 58, 72, 89, 100,101,102] 0
Evidence Grade Strong Moderate Strong Strong
> Spring 0 0 0 11 [51, 52, 54, 55, 67,68,69, 72, 74, 79]
= Spring 7 [29, 49, 65, 68, 80, 84, 98] 7 [30, 52, 74, 80, 100] 10 [49, 53, 55, 65, 67, 68, 79, 80] 5
[53, 65, 68, 77, 80]
< Spring 15 [29, 52, 54, 68, 72, 74, 89, 90, 103,104,105,106,107] 7 [53,54,55, 64, 67, 79, 89] 12 [33, 52, 54, 68, 72, 74, 89, 100, 101, 105] 0
Evidence Grade Strong Moderate Strong Strong
> Autumn 0 2 [79, 100] 1 [79] 3 [52, 67, 74]
= Autumn 7 [65, 68, 72, 74, 80, 84, 98] 4 [52, 55, 74, 80] 12 [49, 52, 65,66,67,68, 72, 74, 80, 101] 8 [65, 66, 68, 72, 74, 79, 80]
< Autumn 5 [40, 52, 66, 74, 104] 5 [32, 66, 67, 74] 4 [32, 40, 100] 0
Evidence Grade Moderate Limited Strong Moderate
Spring > Autumn 5 [29, 52, 65, 90] 1 [67] 5 [33, 52, 65, 79] 0
= Autumn 6 [29, 49, 80, 84, 98, 105] 5 [30, 52, 64, 79, 80] 7 [30, 49, 55, 67, 80, 105] 5 [53, 55, 65, 79, 80]
< Autumn 1 [104] 1 [30] 0 4 [52, 63, 67, 77]
Evidence Grade Moderate Limited Moderate Limited
> Summer 2 [52, 82] 1 [79] 2 [33, 79] 0
= Summer 6 [65, 80, 84, 98, 105, 108] 7 [30, 52, 64, 67, 80, 108] 10 [30, 49, 52, 55, 65, 67, 80, 105, 108] 8 [53, 55, 65, 67, 69, 79, 80, 108]
< Summer 2 [87, 104] 0 1 [41] 2 [52, 77]
Evidence Grade Limited Moderate Strong Moderate
Summer > Autumn 1 [87] 1 [67] 0 0
= Autumn 5 [52, 65, 80, 84, 98] 2 [52, 79] 5 [52, 65, 67, 79, 80] 4 [52, 65, 69, 80]
< Autumn 1 [82] 0 0 2 [67, 79]
Evidence Grade Limited Not Assignable Moderate Limited