The metabolic and physiological responses to scootering exercise in a field-setting

Willmott, Ashley G. B. and Maxwell, Neil S. (2019) The metabolic and physiological responses to scootering exercise in a field-setting. Journal of Transport & Health, 13. pp. 26-32. ISSN 2214-1405

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Abstract

Background: This study quantified the metabolic and physiological responses towards a range of scootering speeds in a field-setting. Methods: Ten participants (eight male, two female; mean ± standard deviation [SD] age: 21 ± 1 years; peak oxygen uptake [V̇O 2peak ]: 51.5 ± 6.0 mL/kg/min) completed a cycling V̇O 2peak test and a 30-min scootering protocol. Energy expenditure (EE), metabolic equivalents (METs) and heart rate (HR) were recorded throughout. Results: Mean ± SD EE and METs increased (P < 0.001) linearly when scootering at; 6.0 km/hr (4.3 ± 1.9 kcal/min, 4.1 ± 0.4), 7.5 km/hr (5.2 ± 2.7 kcal/min, 4.7 ± 0.5), 9.0 km/hr (6.4 ± 2.6 kcal/min, 5.2 ± 0.6), 10.5 km/hr (6.9 ± 2.8 kcal/min, 5.8 ± 0.6) and 12.0 km/hr (8.2 ± 1.7 kcal/min, 6.3 ± 0.8), respectively. When scootering at these speeds, mean ± SD percentage of maximal HR were 51 ± 11%, 55 ± 7%, 60 ± 9%, 64 ± 11% and 71 ± 9%. Conclusions: Scootering speeds of 6.0–10.5 km/hr meet the criteria for moderate-intensity exercise (3.0–5.9 METs). Scootering is an alternate form of exercise and mode of active transport, which may be included in the latest Compendium of Physical Activities guidelines and improve cardiorespiratory fitness if undertaken regularly.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Scooter, Physical activity, Active transport, Field-settings, Physiological responses
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2019 09:13
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:08
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704201

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