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Table 5 Practical recommendations for promoting a physically active lifestyle by profile membership

From: Physical activity profiles in Parkinson’s disease

Profile Recommendation Rationale
Sedentary Break up bouts of prolonged sitting by engaging in activities like walking, light household chores or activities like dance, etc. To replace time in SB with time spent in LIPA or, if possible, time in MVPA.
Light Movers Engage in activities like brisk walking, household chores or gardening at least twice a day. To achieve a second peak of time spent in LIPA or MVPA.
Steady Movers Continue to engage in activities such as brisk walking, gardening, cycling, etc. To maintain time spent in MVPA.
  1. SB Sedentary behaviour, LIPA Light intensity physical activity, MVPA Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity