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Table 1 Users’ segmentation and prototypical models of activity

From: Personalized paths for physical activity: developing a person-centered quantitative function to determine a customized amount of exercise and enhancing individual commitment

Profiles of users Basic standard Gold standard Progressive paths of pursuing
(week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5–8; percentage of coverage of the standard chosen)
Inactive > 450 METs (Try and check) 0.3/0.5/0.5/0.75/1
Moderately inactive > 450 METs 900 METs (Diesel engine)
Moderately active 900 METs 1800 METs (Two step)
Active 1800 METs (Speedy Gonzalez) 0.75/1/1/1/1
(All in one)
  1. Each profile is associated to a prototypical model of activity, including different weekly volumes of physical activity to be performed, as well as the mode of progression (indicated by idioms that facilitate the identification of the type of user, including the percentages of coverage of the goal of physical activity) to reach the desired goal
  2. Abbreviation: METs Metabolic equivalents