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20 - Religious Activities

2011 Compendium categories in blue are activities with MET values supported in published literature.
2011 Compendium categories in red are estimated MET values.

*References can be downloaded from the references page.


1993 Compendium 2000 Compendium 2011 Compendium Religious Activities
Codes METs Codes METs Codes METs Description


20000 1.0 20000 1.3sitting in church, in service, attending a ceremony, sitting quietly


20001 2.5 20001 2.0sitting, playing an instrument at church


20005 1.5 20005 1.8sitting in church, talking or singing, attending a ceremony, sitting, active participation


20010 1.3 20010 1.3 sitting, reading religious materials at home


20015 1.2 20015 1.3 standing quietly in church, attending a ceremony


20020 2.0 20020 2.0 standing, singing in church, attending a ceremony, standing, active participation


20025 1.0 20025 1.3 kneeling in church or at home, praying


20030 1.8 20030 1.8 standing, talking in church


20035 2.0 20035 2.0 walking in church


20036 2.0 20036 2.0 walking, less than 2.0 mph, very slow


20037 3.3 20037 3.5walking, 3.0 mph, moderate speed, not carrying anything


20038 3.8 20038 4.3
walking, 3.5 mph, brisk speed, not carrying anything


20039 2.0 20039 2.0 walk/stand combination for religious purposes, usher


20040 5.0 20040 5.0 praise with dance or run, spiritual dancing in church


20045 2.5 20045 2.5 serving food at church


20046 2.0 20046 2.0 preparing food at church


20047 2.3 20047 3.3 washing dishes, cleaning kitchen at church


20050 1.5 20050 1.5 eating at church


20055 2.0 20055 2.0 eating/talking at church or standing eating, American Indian Feast days


20060 3.0 20060 3.3cleaning church


20061 5.0 20061 4.0 general yard work at church


20065 2.5 20065 3.5 standing, moderate effort (e.g., lifting heavy objects, assembling at fast rate)


20095 4.0 20095 4.5standing, moderate-to-heavy effort, manual labor, lifting ≥ 50 lbs, heavy maintenance


20100 1.5 20100 1.3 typing, electric, manual, or computer