# How do you calculate metabolic equivalent of a task?

## How do you calculate metabolic equivalent of a task?

The formula to use is: METs x 3.5 x (your body weight in kilograms) / 200 = calories burned per minute. For example, say you weigh 160 pounds (approximately 73 kg) and you play singles tennis, which has a MET value of 8.

## What is a metabolic equivalent equal to?

Abstract. One metabolic equivalent (MET) is defined as the amount of oxygen consumed while sitting at rest and is equal to 3.5 ml O2 per kg body weight x min.

**WHAT IS MET score?**

MET stands for the metabolic equivalent of task. One MET is the amount of energy used while sitting quietly. Physical activities may be rated using METs to indicate their intensity. For example, reading may use about 1.3 METs while running may use 8-9 METs.

**How many METs is running?**

MET Table

METs/Hr of Activity | Activity |
---|---|

8 | Jogging (1 mile every 12 min), Skiing downhill or cross country, Heavy farming work |

10 | Running 6 mph (10-minute mile) |

13.5 | Running 8 mph (7.5-minute mile) |

16 | Running 10 mph (6-minute mile) |

### How is MET score calculated?

MET is a number that indicates the relative rate at which you burn calories during an activity. Sitting quietly has an MET of 1. Measure your heart rate during an activity and divide by your maximum heart rate, which is 220 minus your age. Then multiply by 100.

### What is METs in TMT?

Treadmill protocol Exercise capacity is reported in terms of estimated metabolic equivalents of task (METs). The MET unit reflects the resting volume oxygen consumption per minute (VO2) for a 70-kg, 40-year-old man, with 1 MET equivalent to 3.5 mL/min/kg of body weight.

**How many METs is good on a stress test?**

Exercise capacity is based on metabolic equivalents (MET) achieved, (one MET is defined as 3.5 mL O2 uptake/kg per min, which is the resting oxygen uptake in a sitting position). Less than 5 METS is poor, 5–8 METS is fair, 9–11 METS is good, and 12 METS or more is excellent.

**How many METs is a good workout?**

Prescriptions for Exercise To reach 1,000 MET minutes, a person could combine brisk walking and low-impact aerobics, both with a MET score of 5, for 200 minutes a week (5 x 200 = 1,000). Generally, an improvement in health requires 500-1000 MET minutes a week.

#### How many METs is vigorous exercise?

Moderate-intensity activities are those that get you moving fast enough or strenuously enough to burn off three to six times as much energy per minute as you do when you are sitting quietly, or exercises that clock in at 3 to 6 METs. Vigorous-intensity activities burn more than 6 METs.

#### What is a good MET level?

A score of 10 is good. Some occupations, such as firefighting, are best performed by those with a MET score of 12 or higher. If you are not happy with your MET score, your doctor can help you figure out how to improve your exercise habits.

**Is 10 METs good on a stress test?**

These results suggest that patients who attain ≥10 METS during exercise stress have an excellent prognosis over an intermediate term of follow-up, regardless of peak exercise heart rate achieved.

**Is higher METs better?**

Activities with a MET score over 8 are high intensity and are best for improving fitness as long as they can be done safely. Here are some other common workouts and their MET scores: Walking on a firm, level surface at a very brisk pace: 5.0. Running at the rate of a 10-minute mile: 9.8.

## How many METs is squatting?

If you can carry on a conversation while squatting, you’re likely doing the activity with light to moderate effort. This would give you a MET value of 3.5. If you find that you’re out of breath while doing squats, your effort is a more vigorous one. The MET value may increase to as much as 8.0.

## What are the 5 intensity levels?

Measuring exercise intensity using the exertion rating scale

Level | Exertion | Physical signs |
---|---|---|

3 | Moderate | Stronger sensation of movement |

4 | Somewhat hard | Warmth or light sweating |

5 | Hard | Sweating |

6 | Harder | Moderate sweating |

**How do you convert kcal to METs?**

METs can be converted to kilocalories consumed per minute: kcal/min = METs × body weight in kilograms ÷ 60….metabolic equivalent, or MET.

METs | Activity |
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12.5 | very vigorous effort on a stationary bike |

16 | skin diving |

**How many METs are in kcal?**

Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) – One MET equals 1 calorie per kilogram of body weight per hour. One MET is equivalent to the amount of energy a person would expend sitting quietly and doing nothing.