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1

MET Levels 1.0 – 1.4 activity restrictions

Sitting up is allowed for short periods.
Patients can move in bed and
transfer. They can exercise all limbs
while lying down but can only exercise
lower extremities while sitting up.

2

MET Levels 1.0-1.4 sample activities

Self feeding, light hygiene,
reading, playing cards, writing.

3

MET Levels 1.4 – 2.0 activity restrictions

Sitting up is allowed as tolerated. Slow
walking is allowed. Patients may
exercise all extremities but no isometric or strengthening​exercises
are allowed.

4

MET Levels 1.4-2.0 sample activities

Dressing, grooming, bathing,
shaving, crafts

5

MET Levels 2.0-3.0 activity restrictions

Standing is allowed for brief periods.
Patients may shower in warm water if
sitting. Exercise may include more
repetitions, balance activities, and
light mat activities with no resistance.
Walking on a zero grade is allowed.

6

MET Levels 2.0-3.0 sample activities

Showering while sitting, light
housekeeping while sitting,
typing, sewing, playing the
piano.

7

MET Levels 3-3.5 activity restrictions

Unlimited walking on a zero grade is
allowed. Patients may begin walking
on a treadmill at 1 to 1.5 mph at a
1­2% grade. Light resistance may be
added to exercises. Patients may
begin to climb stairs slowly, up to 2
flights.

8

MET Levels 3-3.5 sample activities

Hygiene, grooming, bathing,
dressing, and showering in warm
water while standing. Light
housekeeping tasks while
standing. Light gardening,
driving

9

MET Levels 3.5-4 activity restrictions

Patients may walk on level surfaces up
to 2.5 mph. More resistance may be
added to exercises completed while
sitting, up to 10 lbs.

10

MET Levels 3.5-4 sample activities

Washing dishes, laundry, making
beds, light carpentry and home
repairs, slow swimming, slow
bicycling, golfing using a golf
cart

11

MET Levels 4 and above activity restrictions

Unlimited walking up to 2.5 mph, 10 –
15 lbs of resistance during exercises
completed while sitting.

12

MET Levels 4 and above sample activities

Mopping floors, raking, hanging
up heavy clothes, light
calisthenics, volleyball, basic
swimming, and slow dancing.

13

MET starting point and endpoint for phase 1 of cardiac rehabilitation

Begins: Level 1-2
Goal: Level 3.5

14

MET starting point and endpoint for phase 2 of cardiac rehabilitation

Begins: Level 4-5
Goal: Level 5-6

15

MET starting point for phase 3 of cardiac rehabilitation

Begins: Level 5-6