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Table 1 Assessment criteria for physically inactive

From: Holistic physical exercise training improves physical literacy among physically inactive adults: a pilot intervention study

Three or more days of vigorous activity of at least 20 min per day, OR Moderate-intensity aerobic (endurance) physical activity for a minimum of 30 min on 5 days each weeka, OR
Five or more days of moderate-intensity activity or walking of at least 30 min per day, OR Vigorous-intensity aerobic activity for a minimum of 20 min on 3 days each weekb, OR
Five or more days of any combination of walking, moderate-intensity or vigorous intensity activities achieving a minimum of at least 600 MET-minutes per week Combinations of moderate- and vigorous-intensity activity, which meet the recommendation mentioned above*, AND
  At least twice each week strength-based activities using the major muscles of the body in order to maintain or increase muscular strength and endurance**
  1. IPAQ-SF International Physical Activity Questionnaire – Short Form, ACSM/AHA American College of Sports Medicine / American Heart Association, HEPA active, health enhancing physical activity active
  2. aAerobic training related aspects
  3. bStrength training related aspects