The metabolic equivalent
(MET) for Total Gym[R] Row Trainer[TM] was determined by dividing the Total Gym[R] Row Trainer[TM] V[O.sub.2] by a standardized resting V[O.sub.2] value (i.e., 3.5 mL*[kg.sup.-1]*[min.sup.-1]).
The PPAQ scoring guide was used to calculate the duration and intensity of each activity in Metabolic Equivalent
of Task (MET)-hours per week.16 All activities were divided into the following categories for intensity: total activity, sedentary activity, light intensity activity, moderate intensity activity and vigorous intensity activity along with the above-mentioned domains.
PA: Physical activity COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease DMM: DynaPort Move Monitor AM: Actimarker HJA: Active Style Pro HJA-750C ICC: Intraclass correlation coefficient METs: Metabolic equivalents
Table 1: Categorical score-wise distribution of students for physical activity in study population Categorical score MET-minutes/week Category 1 (Low) Not meet category 2 and 3 Category 2 (Moderate) [greater than or equal to]600 MET-minutes/week Category 3 (High) [greater than or equal to]3000 MET-minutes/week Total participants Categorical score Number of participants (%) Category 1 (Low) 35 (40) Category 2 (Moderate) 41 (47) Category 3 (High) 11 (13) Total participants 87 (100) MET: Metabolic equivalent
In the exercise test assessment initial pressure, maximum systolic and diastolic pressure measured in exertion, increase of systolic and diastolic pressure, maximum heart rate, pulse increase, metabolic equivalent
of task (MET), and duration of exertion were taken into consideration.
At present, the World Health Organisation recommends that people conduct at least "600 metabolic equivalent
minutes (MET minutes)" of physical activity - the equivalent of 150 minutes each week of brisk walking or 75 minutes per week of running.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW about a MET A MET (metabolic equivalent
) is the rate of energy consumption during physical activity relative to the energy expenditure while at rest.
Physical activity was measured in Metabolic Equivalent
of Task (MET) minutes-an expression of the amount of energy (calories) expended per minute of physical activity: moderate intensity activity ranges between 3 and 5.9 MET minutes while vigorous intensity activity is classified as 6 or more.
A, oxygen uptake (V[O.sub.2]); B, kilocalories (kcal); C, metabolic equivalent
(METs); D, heart rate (HR).
The conversion of metabolic equivalent
(MET) for motor work will allow the use of simpler and more conscious of the variable intensity to the exercise prescription, allowing the most appropriate and targeted prescription, according to the ACSM.
PA and was expressed as a continuous measure of total MET (Metabolic Equivalent
of Task) minutes per week, which is a ratio of the amount of energy expenditure during an activity to the expenditure at rest (http://www.ipaq.ki.se/).
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tables) from the activities below.