What is a MET on exercise equipment?
MET stands for metabolic equivalent, which is one way that exercise physiologists estimate how many calories are burned during physical activity.
How much exercise is 4 METs?
4 METs = Can walk up a flight of steps or a hill or walk on level ground at 3 to 4 mph. >10 METs = Can participate in strenuous sports such as swimming, singles tennis, football, basketball, and skiing.
What activities are 5 METs?
The MET level is higher as the intensity of your activity increases. For example, 2.5 METs is the amount of energy used each minute to walk leisurely, but that goes up to 5 METs when walking very briskly at 4 mph. You are burning 5 times as many calories per minute when walking briskly as when sitting quietly.