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Bob was given and exercise prescription for 3-5 METS for his home exercise program. He is currently walking, and at the fitness center using a treadmill, walking 3.2 mph up a3% incline. Bob weighs 70kg. is Bob exercising in his prescribed zone?

1 MET = 3.5 mL of oxygen/kg of body weight/min

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    I do not know the formulae to calculate METS from given activities. Numerous charts are available for this. The following calculator link seems to say that on a treadmill at 3.2mph at 3% incline is 4.8 METS.

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