Youth Compendium of Physical Activities

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The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities is a list of 196 common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity. The Youth Compendium provides energy cost values for:

  • Sedentary activities, such as lying down or watching TV
  • Standing, household chores, and active video games
  • Playing and participating in games and sports activities
  • Walking and running

Who should use the Youth Compendium?

The Youth Compendium is intended for widespread use by researchers, state and local health departments, educators, and fitness professionals and in the commercial sector for development of metrics related to exercise equipment and behavioral interventions. >> Read more.


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