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 is a good METs score by age?

**A healthy 50-year-old man should have a capacity of at least 9.2 METs; a healthy 50-year-old woman should clock in at 8.2 METs or higher**, according to a recent study on women’s fitness in the New England Journal of Medicine. For men age 20, 13.5 METs; age 30, 11.4 METs; age 40, 10.3 METs.

## What does 12 METs mean on a treadmill?

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**.

## What are 5 METs of exercise?

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.

**How much exercise is 4 METs? – Related Questions**

## How many METs is a good workout?

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.

## How many METs is brisk walking?

To put it in perspective, a brisk walk at 3 or 4 miles per hour has a value of **4 METs**. Jumping rope, which is a more vigorous activity, has a MET value of 12.3. METs = metabolic equivalents.

## Is 5 METs moderate?

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.

## How many stairs is 4 METs?

**Two flights of stairs** is used as a discriminator in this paper, as it demands > 4 METs [1, 13], and is a predictor of peri-operative complications associated with major non-cardiac surgery [4, 5].

## What is 5 METs on a stress test?

For example, 5 METs implies that **the energy cost of activity is equal to five times the energy consumption at rest (sitting)**. METs may be used to describe the functional capacity during exercise stress testing.

## What activities are 4 METs?

Table 1

METs | Activity |
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4 | Raking leaves, weeding or pushing a power mower, walking up two flights of stairs |

5 | Walking four miles per hour, social dancing, washing a car |

6 | Nine holes of golf carrying clubs, heavy carpentry using a push mower |

7 | Digging, spading soil, singles tennis, carrying 60 pounds |

## How many METs is walking on a treadmill?

As an example, walking at 1.0 mph with no incline (0%) is equal to **1.8 METs**. If we raise the speed to 1.6 mph, the MET level increases to 1.9 METs. If we then increase the incline to 3%, our MET level increases to 2.9 METs.

## What is a healthy METs score?

**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.

## How many METs is sleeping?

Physical Activity Intensity | MET |
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Light intensity activities | < 3 |

**sleeping** | **0.9** |

watching television | 1 |

writing, desk work, typing | 1.8 |

## How many METs is jogging?

MET Table

METs/Hr of Activity | Activity |
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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 do I know if I have METs?

**Urinary incontinence**. Bowel incontinence. Weakness in the legs or arms. High levels of calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia), which can cause nausea, vomiting, constipation and confusion.