Table 1.

Definition and examples of physical activity intensity levels

Physical Activity LevelAccelerometer CountsExamples
Sedentary<100Sitting quietly, watching television, lying down
Low intensity100–499Sitting in class, studying, note taking, standing, making bed
Light intensity500–2019Casual walking, light gardening, cleaning (sink/toilet)
Moderate or vigorous intensity≥2200Brisk walking or running, lifting heavy weights