Table 8

Showing MET score

ActivityMET scoreNo of patients
Sitting quietly at rest1190
Walking slowly on level ground, eat, dress, toilet, make bed230
Doing light work around the house3–420
Walking on level ground at brisk pace, light housework, golf, bowling45
Climbing a flight of stairs, walking up a hill, sex, scrubbing of floors, moving furniture4–52
Moderate recreational activity for example, dancing, double tennis63
Strenuous sports for example, singles tennis, basketball, skiing>1010
  • MET, metabolic equivalent to task.