Relationship between leg length and energy expenditure during walking

Norlena Salamuddn, Mohd. Taib Harun, Fariba Hoessein Abadi

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Abstract

A study was conducted to compare the energy expenditure (EE) during walking at two different speeds. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between leg length (LL) and energy expenditure during walking. A total of 191 students took part in this study. A questionaire was used to collect information on the subjects’ medical history, background and physical characteristics. Energy expenditure for eight minutes of treadmill walking at two different speeds (4.6km.h−1 and 5.4km.h−1) were measured using HR-VO2max conversion process technique. Multiple regression analysis revealed that there is a significant relationship between energy expenditure during walking and leg length as the speed of walking increased. This study suggests that estimating energy expenditure of walking plays an important role in total energy requirement that progressively and slowly effect weight management and health. It is also inferred that estimation of energy expenditure of walking needs to be explores further based on individuals’ physical characteristics and physical activity level as well as weight and walking speed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number94
Pages (from-to)604-608
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Education and Sport
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Energy Metabolism
Walking
Leg
Weights and Measures
Regression Analysis
Exercise
Students
Health
Walking Speed

Keywords

  • Energy expenditure
  • Leg length
  • Walking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Relationship between leg length and energy expenditure during walking. / Salamuddn, Norlena; Harun, Mohd. Taib; Abadi, Fariba Hoessein.

In: Journal of Physical Education and Sport, Vol. 14, No. 4, 94, 2014, p. 604-608.

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Salamuddn, Norlena ; Harun, Mohd. Taib ; Abadi, Fariba Hoessein. / Relationship between leg length and energy expenditure during walking. In: Journal of Physical Education and Sport. 2014 ; Vol. 14, No. 4. pp. 604-608.
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