New Activity Updates

This page will provide new activities, new description, and associated MET values since the 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities was published. 

New Compendium codes will be added during a future update and are listed as To Be Determined (TBD).

Additions in an activity description are presented in italics.

 Compendium New Activity
Codes METs Description
6.5 Zumba - Cumbia, American Mix1
7.3 Zumba - Merengue, Salsa1
 TBD  6.3  Activity promoting video game - Single player mode - Zumba Fitness Rush XBOX 3606
 TBD  6.0Activity promoting video game - Multiplayer mode - Zumba Fitness Rush XBOX 3606
11075 2.5  Childcare, daycare, general
11077 3.5  Childcare, daycare, playing with children, moderate effort, only active periods
20020  2.0 Standing, preaching/singing in church, attending a ceremony, standing, active participation  
TBD  2.0 Sitting, singing
TBD  2.3 Standing, singing
TBD 9.8 Kettlebell workout, interval or continuous kettlebell swings2,3
TBD 9.0 Jogging Stroller with ~25lb to 50lb weight inside, 6.0mph, smooth level surface (e.g., track)4
TBD 12.3Jogging Stroller with ~25lb to 50lb weight inside, 6.0mph, paved urban trail, small elevation changes4
TBD 4.0 Self-propelled scooter, 80 meters/minute5
TBD 4.3 Self-propelled scooter, 110 meters/minute5
TBD 5.0 Self-propelled scooter, 140 meters/minute5
 TBD 6.1Electrical assisted bicycle, self-propelled, no assistance, 19.6 km/h7
 TBD 5.7 Electrical assisted bicycle, light assistance, 21.1 km/h7
 TBD 5.2 Electrical assisted bicycle, high assistance, 23.4 km/h7

1. Otto RM, Maniguet E, Peters A, Boutagy N, Gabbard A, Wygand JW, Yoke M.
The Energy Cost of Zumba Exercise. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2011;43(5):S480.

2. Hulsey CR, Soto DT, Koch AJ, Mayhew JL. Comparison of Kettlebell Swings and Treadmill Running at Equivalent Rating of Perceived Exertion Values. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2012;26(5):1203–1207.

3. Farrar RE, Mayhew JL, Koch AJ. Oxygen Cost of Kettlebell Swings. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 2010;24(4):1034-1036.

4. Gregory DA, Pfeiffer KA, Vickers KE, Aubrey AJ, Flynn JI, Connolly CP, Coe DP. Physiologic responses to running with a jogging stroller. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 2012;33(9): 711-715.


5. Kijima, A., Arimoto, M., & Muramatsu, S. (2007). Metabolic Equivalents during Scooter Exercise. Journal of physiological anthropology, 26(4), 495-499.

6. Giancotti G.F., Fusco A., Rodio A., Capranica L., Cortis C. Energy Expenditure and Perceived Exertion during Active Video Games in Relation to Player Mode and Gender. Kinesiology. 50(1): 18-24.

7. Simons, M., Van Es, E., & Hendriksen, I. (2009). Electrically assisted cycling: a new mode for meeting physical activity guidelines?. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 41(11), 2097-2102.