International Journal of Exercise Science 11(6): 633-639, 2018. Identifying and promoting activities which enable participants to meet exercise guidelines is important for promoting a healthy society. The purpose of this study was to describe activity levels of novice participants during participation in the sport of curling. Participants included 29 novice curlers who were either enrolled in a beginning curling class at a local university or novice members in a city-wide curling league. The average exercise duration was 81.3 ± 19.8 minutes and variables monitored included heart rate (HR), steps, and estimated METs. Results indicated an average HR: 106 ± 12 bpm, peak HR: 146 ± 20 bpm, 3114 ± 927 steps, 2.1 ± 0.6 METs. Results indicate light to moderate levels of physical exertion during beginning curling. Moreover, step data indicated that beginning curling made a significant contribution (~30%) toward the 10,000 steps recommended daily.
Johnson, Britton; VanBelkum, Alyssa; and Kraft, Justin
"A Description of Physical Activity Outcomes during Beginning Curling,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Vol. 11
6, Pages 633 - 639.
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