Add Walking (3 mph pace)

Based on the Ainsworth Compendium of Physical Activities from 2000, walking 3.0 mph at a moderate pace on a firm surface, results in 3.3 METs for an adult. Ridley and Olds (2008) state that the Ainsworth Compendium estimates may be used as approximates for non-adult populations.

* The Average Caloric Impact (ACI) for this intervention is modeled based on published estimates of METs expended during a walk from Ainsworth et al. (2000).

Studies Used in Estimates

Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, Irwin ML, Swartz AM, Strath SJ, O'Brien ML, Bassett Jr. DR, Schmitz KH, Emplaincourt PO, Jacobs Jr. DR, & Leon AR. Compendium of Physical Activities: an update on activity codes and MET intensities. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2000; 32(9 Suppl):S498-504.

Ridley K, Olds TS. Assigning Energy Costs to Activities in Children: A Review and Synthesis. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2008; 40(8):1439–1336.