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Table 1 Classification of physical activity intensity based on Evenson accelerometer cut-off points and MET thresholds[18]

From: The intensity of physical activity influences bone mineral accrual in childhood: the childhood health, activity and motor performance school (the CHAMPS) study, Denmark

Physical activity intensity Accelerometer cut points Units of metabolic equivalent (MET)
Sedentary activity ≤ 100 counts/min METs < 1.5
Light physical activity > 100 counts/min 1.5 ≤ METs < 4
Moderate physical activity ≥ 2296 counts/min 4 ≤ METs < 6
Vigorous physical activity ≥ 4012 counts/min METs ≥ 6