<bold /> Purpose. The study examined whether increased levels of habitual physical activity (HPA) in men over 60, expressed by the volume of energy expenditure in relation to PA, is significantly related to a higher self-assessment of functional fitness, selfdependency fitness and health. Methods. One hundred and sixty six men over 60 (60-88 years of age) living in Poznań (a large city in Poland) participated in the study. In order to measure actual HPA, a Caltrac accelerometer was used. The results were analysed according to weekly physical activity energy expenditure (PA-EE) values and PA-EE values per kilogram of body weight (PA-EE/kg). A questionnaire was used to estimate self-perceived functional fitness, self-sufficiency fitness and health. Results. The study noted higher values of PA-EE and PA-EE/kg in men who positively perceived their functional fitness, self-sufficiency fitness and health. Conclusions. Increasing the range of everyday activities is one of the potential directions for the development of health prophylaxis.
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