Energy expenditure and perceived effort during brisk walking and running in 8- to 10-year-old children

FORD, P, BAILEY , R, COLEMAN, D, STRETCH, D, WINTER, Edward, WOOLF-MAY, K and SWAINE, I (2010). Energy expenditure and perceived effort during brisk walking and running in 8- to 10-year-old children. Paediatric Exercise Science, 22 (4), 569-580.

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Abstract

There are no previous reports of energy expenditure and perceived effort during brisk-walking and running at speeds self-selected by young children. Fifty four participants (age 8-11 years old) performed 1500 m of brisk-walking and running in a marked school playground, and were given simple instructions to either 'walk quickly' or to 'jog'. During the running the children achieved higher mean speeds and a greater total energy expenditure (p < .001). However, there was no difference in the perceived effort between the two activities (p > .05). These findings suggest that under certain conditions children find it just as easy to run as they do to walk briskly, even though the speed and energy expenditure is significantly higher.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Rachel Davison
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011 14:57
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2011 14:57
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3734

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