Individual Study / Bertelsen et al.; J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018

How Do Novice Runners With Different Body Mass Indexes Begin a Self-chosen Running Regime?

How Do Novice Runners With Different Body Mass Indexes Begin a Self-chosen Running Regime?

Initiatives -
To describe and compare the preferred running dose in normal-weight, overweight, and obese novice runners when they commence a self-chosen running regime. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2011
Funding
Michael Bertelsen is funded by Aarhus University, the Graduate School of Health. Rasmus Nielsen is funded by Aarhus University Research Fund

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Bertelsen ML, Hansen M, Rasmussen S, Nielsen RO. How Do Novice Runners With Different Body Mass Indexes Begin a Self-chosen Running Regime?. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018;48(11):873‐877. doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.8169

PUBMED 29932876

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
914
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

In this exploratory, 7-day prospective cohort study, 914 novice runners were categorized into 1 of 3 exposure groups, based on their body mass index (BMI): (1) normal weight (BMI less than 25 kg/m2, n = 405; reference group), (2) overweight (BMI of 25 to less than 30 kg/m2, n = 341), and (3) obese (BMI of 30 kg/m2 or greater, n = 168). All runners were equipped with a global-positioning-system running watch, which provided information about distance, duration, speed, and date of each running session during the first week of a self-chosen running regime.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Denmark
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
914
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
All runners were equipped with a global-positioning-system running watch, which provided information about distance, duration, speed, and date of each running session during the first week of a self-chosen running regime.
Start Date
2011-06
End Date
2011-08
Data sources
  • Geospatial technology
    • Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) (e.g. GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, etc.)