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physical Activity Ratio


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(PAR)

The energy used for a particular activity calculated by multiplying the basal metabolic rate (BMR) by a factor appropriate to that activity; PAR energy cost of an activity per minute/energy cost of BMR per minute. Thus, the energy cost of sitting at rest is 1.2; for walking at a normal pace, 4; and for jogging, 7.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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