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## What is METs in exercise?

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. via

## How do you calculate treadmill METs?

To determine the metabolic equivalent or MET Level, **first find your speed along the bottom and then match it up with the corresponding incline**. MET level is found at the intersection of speed and incline. As an example, walking at 1.0 mph with no incline (0%) is equal to 1.8 METs. via

## How do you calculate vo2 max METs?

To do this takes two steps. Step one is converting the VO2max into a usable unit of measurement that can be tracked. The MET or metabolic equivalent described above is ideal. One MET equates to 3.5 ml · kg-1· min-1, therefore **dividing the VO2max value by the MET value** will convert VO2max into METs. via

## How do you calculate Kcals from METs?

To determine calories expended by your favorite activity use the following equation: **METS X 3.5 X BW (KG) / 200 = KCAL/MIN**. So in 45 minutes, this man would burn 700 calories running at 7mph. via

## How many METs should I exercise at?

Aiming for **at least 500 MET minutes a week** is a good goal for optimal cardiovascular health. How you reach that goal is up to you. You can perform moderate exercise, like brisk walking, over a longer period of time. Or you can do more vigorous activity, like running, for a shorter period of time. via

## How do you calculate METs heart rate?

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. via

## What are METs on treadmill?

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 (VO_{2}) for a 70-kg, 40-year-old man, with 1 MET equivalent to 3.5 mL/min/kg of body weight. via

## How many METs are considered to be a moderate activity?

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. via

## What is a good METs score for 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. via

## How do you calculate METs for stress test?

METs may be calculated by **dividing oxygen uptake per minute with the product of 3.5 × bodyweight (kilograms)**. via

## What is the relationship between METs and VO2 max?

High Intensity

While **MET represents the body's ability to use oxygen**, VO2 max measures the body's ability to deliver oxygen to the muscles during activity. Cardiovascular exercise can increase VO2 max by strengthening the heart, therefore improving the heart's ability to pump oxygen to the muscles. via

## How many METs are on the Bruce protocol?

In the standard Bruce protocol, the starting point (ie, stage 1) is 1.7 mph at a 10% grade (**5 METs**). Stage 2 is 2.5 mph at a 12% grade (7 METs). Stage 3 is 3.4 mph at a 14% grade (9 METs). This protocol includes 3-minute periods to allow achievement of a steady state before workload is increased. via

## What are METs in calories?

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. MET values for a long list of activities can be found in the Compendium of Physical Activities. via

## How do you calculate your metabolic rate?

Calculate Basal Metabolic Rate

Men: BMR = 88.362 + (**13.397 x weight in kg**) + (4.799 x height in cm) – (5.677 x age in years) Women: BMR = 447.593 + (9.247 x weight in kg) + (3.098 x height in cm) – (4.330 x age in years) via