How Much Do You Know About MET and Exercise Intensity?

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What is the equivalent of one MET in terms of oxygen consumption during rest?

How much oxygen does the body consume during an activity that is 4 METs?

What is the recommended range of MET minutes per week for good health?


  1. MET is short for metabolic equivalent, a measure of exercise intensity.
  2. One MET is the amount of oxygen consumed during 1 minute of rest.
  3. One MET is equivalent to an individual's resting metabolic rate (RMR).
  4. An activity that is 4 METs requires the body to use approximately 4x as much oxygen as at rest.
  5. The speed of an activity should be measured in meters/minute.
  6. Values may differ for individuals with thyroid or obesity issues.
  7. One MET is equal to 3.5 ml O2 per kg body weight x min.
  8. One MET is roughly equivalent to the energy cost of sitting quietly.
  9. The recommended MET minutes per week for good health is 500-1000.
  10. MET can be used to measure the level of aerobic activity and for a person's fitness check.


How much do you know about MET and its role in measuring exercise intensity? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of this important fitness metric. Learn about the definition of MET, how it is measured, and how it can be used to determine the level of aerobic activity. Discover the recommended MET minutes per week for good health and how it can be affected by certain health conditions. Sharpen your understanding of this valuable tool for fitness tracking and challenge yourself to score high on this informative quiz.

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