What is a MET

No, it is not a member of a professional sporting team.  MET is the acronym for Metabolic EquvalenT.  1 MET is the energy consumed by the body at rest.  For example sitting at home reading the paper would consume 1 MET while playing soccer consumes 7 METS.  For a better understanding of how your activities corelates to Metabolic Equivalents please see this chart.

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    Comment from: W
    03/30/10 @ 08:23:13 am

    Very interesting topic. It always amazes to me how much information there is for one to learn.

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