Challenges in measuring physical activity in women

Barbara E. Ainsworth

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This article identifies challenges facing researchers when studying physical activity in women. The three issues include social and cultural differences influencing women's physical activity habits, measuring lifetime physical activity, and measuring moderate-intensity physical activity within the context of women's lives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2000


  • Exercise
  • Leisure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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