energy cost of activities

energy cost of activities

the metabolic cost in calories or kilojoules of various forms of physical activity. For example, the average metabolic equivalent (MET) of walking at a rate of 3 km/hr is 2 METs per minute, and the energy cost of walking at a speed of 6 km/hr is 5 METs per minute. See also metabolic equivalent of task.
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However, abnormalities in the autonomic response to exercise and higher energy cost of activities have been demonstrated in small and selected samples of the ID population, mostly in people with Down syndrome.
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