ASSESSMENT OF DAILY ENERGY EXPENDITURE, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND ENERGY INTAKE OF AGED WOMEN LIVING IN THE NURSING HOME – A SHORT REPORT
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2009;59(4):367–370
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The aim of the study was to evaluate nutrition and total energy expenditure of aged women living in the nursing home. Twenty two women over 60 years of age participated in the study. Their nutritional habits were evaluated based on a seven-day menu. Total energy expenditure and physical activity were assessed using SenseWear Pro3 Armband. The caloric value of diet was correct, however it was observed that the women supplied too much fat and too little carbohydrates with their diet. An average daily energy expenditure was 1810±236 kcal, physical activity of the participants was low, whereas the average time of their physical activity (MET 3-6) was about one hour per day. The average number of steps was 3016±2528. None of the women reached the recommended level of 10000 number of steps/daily.
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