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
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

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.