MET (metabolic equivalent) is a term used to represent the intensity of exercise.
You may have seen METs on the display panel of a treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike.
1 MET stands for the amount of oxygen you consume and the number of calories you burn at rest.
If you see 4 METs displayed on the treadmill, this means:
If you see 6 METS displayed on the treadmill, this means:
Exercising at a moderate intensity, which is important for weight loss, is estimated to be 4-6 METs.
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