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Household Item Weights

Aka: Household Item Weights
  1. See Also
    1. Telemedicine
    2. Exercise Energy Expenditure
  2. Background
    1. Home items may be used as weights when performing Telemedicine strength exam
  3. Exam: Weights
    1. Items weighing 0.5 pounds (0.23 kg)
      1. Sugar (1 Cup)
      2. C-Cell Batteries (3 batteries)
      3. Tuna Can
    2. Items weighing 1 pound (0.45 kg)
      1. Water bottle (16 oz plastic)
      2. Can of soup, beans, vegetables (16 oz)
    3. Items weighing 2 pounds (0.91 kg)
      1. Milk (1 quart)
      2. Soda Bottle (1 Liter or 34 oz plastic bottle)
    4. Items weighing 5 pounds (2.27 kg)
      1. Soda Bottle (2 Liter plastic)
    5. Items weighing 9 pounds (4.08 kg)
      1. Milk (1 Gallon jug)
    6. References
      1. Yedlinsky (2021) Am Fam Physician 103(3):147-54 [PubMed]

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