Youth Compendium of Physical Activities
The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities provides a list of 196 common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity. It can be used by a wide variety of people—including researchers, health care professionals, teachers and coaches, and fitness professionals—and in a variety of ways—including research, public health policy making, education, and interventions to encourage physical activity in youth.
The Youth Compendium provides energy cost values for:
- Sedentary activities, such as lying down or watching TV
- Standing, doing household chores, and playing active video games
- Playing and participating in games and sports activities
- Walking and running