Compendium of Energy Expenditures for Youth


Práctica Fisiología del Ejercicio II - Universidad de Barcelona

This paper presents a Compendium of Energy Expenditures or use in scoring physical activity questionnaires and estimating energy expenditure levels in youth.

Modeled after the adult Compendium of Physical Activities, the Compendium of Energy Expenditures for Youth contains a list of over 200 activities commonly performed by youth and their associated MET intensity levels. A review of existing data collected on the energy cost of youth performing activities was undertaken and incorporated into the compendium. About 35% of the activity MET levels were derived from energy cost data measured in youth and the
remaining MET levels estimated from the adult compendium.

The Compendium of Energy Expenditures for Youth is useful to researchers and practitioners interested in identifying physical activity and energy expenditure values in children and adolescents in a variety of settings....

The Compendium of Energy Expenditures for Youth pre-
sented in the additional file 1 comprises 244 activities
commonly performed by youth and associated MET costs.
While the compendium will remain a work-in-progress
with updated MET values being added to the compen-
dium once data become available, the compendium pro-
vides the most up-to-date collation of energy costs for
youth currently available. It is envisaged that the compen-
dium will be of use to researchers investigating physical
activity epidemiology in children and adolescents and
will facilitate more accurate estimates of daily EE from
subjective data....