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Table 1 Classification of physical activity based on MET

From: Adding exercise to usual care in patients with hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus and/or cardiovascular disease: a protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis

Metabolic Equivalent of Tasks (MET)* Absolute intensity
1 to 1.5 Sedentary activity
1.6 to < 3.0 Light intensity activity
3.0 to < 6.0 Moderate-intensity activity
6 or higher Vigorous intensity activity
  1. *MET is a standard unit to measure physical activity. One MET is defined as 1 kcal/kg and is approximately equivalent to the energy cost of sitting quietly [20]