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What does METS stand for?

METS stands for Metabolic Equivalents (multiples of resting oxygen uptake)

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The research team used 3 METs, or metabolic equivalents, as the minimum level of oxygen demand which approximates moderate exercise, to monitor the participants in order to determine whether they had reached the moderate-exercise level at a given treadmill speed.
Using 3 METs, or metabolic equivalents, as the minimum level of oxygen demand which approximates moderate exercise, participants were monitored to determine whether they had reached the moderate-exercise level at a given treadmill speed.
With its Caloric Burn Data RFP, FIT-C is seeking to establish a quality metric for fitness equipment based on metabolic equivalents (METS, or kcal/min) and is requesting bids from all qualified institutions and individuals to provide a validation process for any equipment that reports caloric burn.