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Wouldn’t You Like to Know: How Can I Use METs to Quantify the Amount of Aerobic Exercise?

Bushman, Barbara A. Ph.D., FACSM

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: March/April 2012 - Volume 16 - Issue 2 - p 5–7
doi: 10.1249/01.FIT.0000413045.15742.7b
DEPARTMENTS: Wouldn’t You Like to Know?

How can I use METs to quantify the amount of aerobic exercise completed?

Barbara Bushman, Ph.D., FACSM, is a professor at Missouri State University. She holds four ACSM certifications: Program Director, Clinical Exercise Specialist, Health Fitness Specialist, and Personal Trainer. Dr. Bushman has authored papers related to menopause, factors influencing exercise participation, and deep water run training; she authored ACSM’s Action Plan for Menopause (Human Kinetics, 2005), edited ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health (Human Kinetics, 2011) and promotes health/fitness at http://www.Facebook.com /FitnessID.

Disclosure: The author declares no conflict of interest and does not have any financial disclosures.

© 2012 American College of Sports Medicine.