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Arthritis is particularly problematic in nursing homes as it reduces independence and puts greater burden on service providers[1].

Total Lean Obese
Weight (kg) 85 ± 23 66 ± 13 102 ± 14
Absolute Energy Expenditure (kcal/hr)
Sitting 88 ± 21 77 ± 16 98 ± 21
Walking 2.5 mph 299 ± 77 250 ± 54 339 ± 70
Walking 3 mph 338 ± 94 275 ± 59 394 ± 85
Stepper 376 ± 116 312 ± 91 433 ± 109
Relative Energy Expenditure (kcal/kg/hr)
Sitting 1.06 ± 0.17 1.17 ± 0.09 0.96 ± 0.17
Walking 2.5 mph 3.51 ± 0.50 3.74 ± 0.48 3.30 ± 0.45
Walking 3 mph 4.00 ± 0.59 4.18 ± 0.56 3.85 ± 0.59
Stepper 4.5 ± 1.07 4.75 ± 1.06 4.26 ± 1.09

NOTE. Values are mean ± SD.

Parker E., Meiklejohn B., Patterson C., Edwards K., Preece C., Shuter P., Gould T. Our games our health: a cultural asset for promoting health in Indigenous communities. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 2006;17:103-8

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  1. Black et al., (2017). Economic impact of arthritis in aged care. Journal of Geriatric Care. 34(3): 34-39.

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