Table 3
Physical activity intensity cut-points for Actical accelerometer35-37

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Intensity Metabolic Equivalent (METS) Example Accelerometer count range (counts per minute)
Sedentary 1 to less than 2 Car travel, sitting, reclining, standing Less than 100*
Light 2 to less than 3 Walking less than 3.2 km/h, light household cleaning, cooking 100 to less than 1,535
Moderate 3 to less than 6 Walking more than 3.2 km/h, cleaning (vacuuming, washing car), bicycling for pleasure 1,535 to less than 3,962
Vigorous 6 or more Jogging, competitive team sport participation 3,962 or more
* including wear-time zeros