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MET: Allowing You To More Accurately Gauge Your Level of Fitness

Understand Exactly How Much Energy Your Using

The MET unit is a great tool for understanding what you asking your body to do. One MET (Metabolic Equivalent) is equal to the energy (oxygen) that is required for a person sit quitely. Any activity that burns 3 to 6 METs is considered moderate-intensity physical activity. Any activity that burns > 6 METs is considered vigorous-intensity physical activity.

Moderate Activity 3.0 to 6.0 METs (3.5 to 7 kcal/min)

Vigorous Activity Greater than 6.0 METs (more than 7 kcal/min)

Walking at a moderate or brisk pace of 3 to 4.5 mph on a level surface inside or outside, such as

  • Walking to class, work, or the store;
  • Walking for pleasure;
  • Walking the dog; or
  • Walking as a break from work.
  • Walking downstairs or down a hill
  • Racewalking�less than 5 mph
  • Using crutches
  • Hiking
  • Roller skating or in-line skating at a leisurely

  • Racewalking and aerobic walking�5 mph or faster
  • Jogging or running
  • Wheeling your wheelchair
  • Walking and climbing briskly up a hill
  • Backpacking
  • Mountain climbing, rock climbing, repelling
  • Roller skating or in-line skating at a brisk pace

  • Bicycling 5 to 9 mph, level terrain, or with few hills
  • Stationary bicycling�using moderate effort

  • Bicycling more than 10 mph or bicycling on steep uphill terrain
  • Stationary bicycling�using vigorous effort

Next: Gauge Your Level of Intensity in Sports

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