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Table 4 Speed, MET levels, and cadence from track, treadmill, and hallway walking/running studies of adults

From: How many steps/day are enough? for adults

Reference Speed (miles/hr) Speed (km/hr) MET Cadence (spm)
Beets [44] 1.12A 1.8A 2.0B 64C
Beets [44] 1.68A 2.70A 2.4B 81C
MacPherson [42] 1.99D 3.2 2E 93
Abel [43] 2.01F 3.24F 3.1B 96C
Beets [44] 2.24A 3.6A 2.7B 96C
Marshall [39] 2.4 3.86G 3.09H 109I
Rowe [40] 2.7 4.3 2.94J 102
Beets [44] 2.8A 4.50A 3.2B 106C
Abel [43] 2.98F 4.80F 4.0B 114C
Tudor-Locke [38] 2.98D 4.8 3.60 108C
Marshall [39] 3 4.83G 3.73H 115I
Rowe [40] 3.1 5.0 3.46J 114
Beets [44] 3.36A 5.40A 3.9B 115C
Marshall [39] 3.5 5.64G 4.94H 124I
Rowe [40] 3.6 5.8 4.2J 125
Abel [43] 3.99F 6.42F 5.5B 127C
Tudor-Locke [38] 3.98D 6.4 5.25 127C
Welk [41] 4 6.44 5.25K 129L
MacPherson [42] 3.98D 6.4 5.25K 129
Marshall [39] 4.1 6.60G 6.85H 134I
Abel [43]* 5.0F 8.04F 9.18B 158C
Abel [43]* 6.0F 9.66F 10.93B 165C
Welk [41]* 6 9.66 10M 163N
Tudor-Locke [38]* 6.02D 9.7 10.00 161C
Abel [43]* 7.01F 11.28F 12.98B 170C
Welk [41]* 7.5 12.08 12.5O 165P
  1. * Jogging/running
  2. Note: Superscripts denote values derived from information contained in original manuscript
  3. A Converted from reported meters/second
  4. B METs determined by weighted average METs reported for males and females
  5. C Cadence determined by weighted average spm reported for males and females
  6. D Converted from reported km/hr
  7. E Compendium code 1179: walking on job, less than 2.0 mph (in office or lab area), very slow
  8. FConverted from reported meters/minute
  9. G Converted from reported miles/hr
  10. H METs determined by weighted average METs for normal weight, overweight, obese
  11. I Cadence determined by weighted average hand-counted spm for normal weight, overweight, obese
  12. J Converted from reported VO2
  13. KMET assumed to be the same as that for 6.4 km/hr pace in Tudor-Locke et al. [38]
  14. LCadence determined by dividing weighted mean steps for men and women (1936) by time taken to complete a mile (15 min)
  15. MCompendium code 12050: running, 6 mph (10 minute mile)
  16. NCadence determined by dividing weighted mean steps for men and women (1631) by time taken to complete a mile (10 min)
  17. OCompendium code 12080: running, 7.5 mph (8 minute mile)
  18. PCadence determined by dividing weighted mean steps for men and women (1317) by time taken to complete a mile (8 min)