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What does MVPA stand for?

MVPA stands for moderate to vigorous physical activity

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Reduce your portion size and eat a varied and balanced diet based on lots of fruit and vegetables, moderate amounts of meat and dairy foods and small amounts of saturated fats, sugar and alcohol; | exercise regularly and fit 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity into each week - this means increasing your heart rate so you feel slightly breathless and a little warmer than normal; | take time out for quality relaxation and doing things you enjoy; | if you smoke, give up immediately and don't be afraid to ask for support if you need it, and | if you are concerned about your sleeping habits, chronic snoring, sleep apnoea or insomnia, visit your GP for advice.
Supplementing a traditional exercise therapy intervention with group-mediated cognitive-behavioral counseling (GMCB) sessions resulted in knee osteoarthritis patients spending significantly more minutes per week engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity than with the standard exercise intervention alone, Brian C.
Periods where more than 3,200 recordings were made within a minute were defined as moderate to vigorous physical activity, according to a well-established scale.