Validation of Urban Routes for Exercise on Prescription

Antoni Planas Anzano

Xavier Peirau Terés

Jesús Pujol Salud

Divina Farreny Justribó

*Corresponding author: Antoni Planas Anzano tplanas@inefc.es

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Planas Anzano, A., Peirau Terés, X., Pujol Salud, J., & Farreny Justribó, D. (2010). Validation of Urban Routes for Exercise on Prescription. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 100, 14-22.

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Abstract

Objective: Design and validate eight urban routes in Lleida, to be used as prescription instruments by physicians and nurses at Primary Care Centres (CAPs). Methodologies: Before and during making use of the routes, diverse anthropometric and physiological measurements were taken among volunteers (n = 175), chosen from diverse CAPs in Lleida. Results: The data collected determined which variables influenced upon the intensity of the physical activity. Intervals were established within which future practitioners could perform age-specific activities under medical supervision. º: This experience allows establishing a methodology to validate routes for exercise on prescription at three levels of intensity (light, moderate, intense) based on medical diagnosis.

Keywords: Exercise, Health and Fitness, Intensity, Physical Activity, Prescription, Walking.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: July 17, 2008

Accepted: December 1, 2008

Published: April 01, 2010