Table 1: Observation of accelerometer rates during direct observation.

Level of accelerationKind of sportsDegree of acceleration (acceleration rate)

>60 high activitySkipping rope 103.4
Running/jogging92.3
Walking/Nordic walking89.7
Climbing stairs72.2
Basketball71.5
Soccer68.2
Playing tag66.6

35–60 moderate activityHockey59.2
Class breaks51
Walk/ride to school49.1
Playing 49
Inline skating48

10–35 low activityPlaying inside31

<10 restReading/screen time5.1
Sitting4.1

Values shown are expressed as median degree of acceleration. Data were taken from n = 20 children.