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Table 2 Estimated daily energy expenditure according to Physical Activity Ratio

From: Food and macronutrient intake of elite Ethiopian distance runners

   Duration (h) Energy cost (PAR)
  PARa MEAN SD MEAN SD
Sleeping 0.9 9.0 0.8 8.1 0.7
Relaxingb 1.0 5.7 0.5 5.7 0.5
Miscellaneous activityc 1.5 6.7 0.0 10.1 0.0
Light exercised (Home activities) 3.0 0.5 0.1 1.4 0.2
Slow pace running 10.0 0.1 0.2 1.5 1.6
Moderate pace running 14.0 0.9 0.3 13.1 3.7
Fast pace running 18.0 0.7 0.2 12.2 4.0
Total   24 0.6 52.1 3.3
  1. * Note: SD, standard deviation. aPhysical activity ratio (PAR) is the energy expenditure expressed in relation to basal metabolic rate (BMR) (i.e., BMR × 1.0). bWatching TV, sitting quietly. cEating, socializing. dHome activities.