Contribution of house and garden work to the association between physical activity and well-being in young, mid-aged and older women

Geeske Peeters, Yolanda van Gellecum, Jannique van Uffelen, Nicola W Burton, Wendy J Brown

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Objective: Although physical activity occurs in leisure, transport, occupational and domestic domains of life, the contribution of house and garden work (HGW) to the association between total physical activity and well-being is not clear. The aim was to describe the contribution of HGW to total physical activity (TPA) in association with well-being in younger, mid-aged and older women. Design: Younger (25-30 years), mid-aged (50-55 years) and older (76-81 years) participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women s Health completed a mailed survey with questions about leisure, transport and house and garden activities. Well-being was assessed using the physical and mental components scores of the SF-36. Cross-sectional associations between the physical activity variables and well-being were modelled using General Additive Modelling. Results: Correlations between HGW and leisure/transport activity (LTA) were low (r
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)996 - 1001
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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