Table 1.

Distribution of 10 leisure-time physical activities among 1,455 men diagnosed with clinically localized prostate cancer

MET valueMET-hours/wk (%)a,bDuration (%)b
Vigorous activities (≥6 METs)
 Running (≤10 min/mile)
 Jogging (>10 min/mile)
 Lap swimming7.01.71.2
 Bicycling (including stationary machine)
 Tennis, squash, or racquetball7.03.72.5
 Calisthenics, aerobics, rowing, Nordic track6.07.25.9
Nonvigorous activities (<6 METs)
 Other aerobic exercises (e.g., heavy outdoor work, raking, mowing)5.537.533.3
 Weightlifting or Nautilus4.54.54.9
 Walking or hiking (including walking for transportation or at golf)c3.030.543.4
 Flights of stairsd0.111.2
  • aMET-hours/wk calculated by multiplying the MET value assigned to an activity by the time spent engaged in that activity.

  • bPercentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

  • cMETs assigned to walking depended on walking pace. Normal pace (2–2.9 mph) was assigned 3 METs.

  • dDuration of flights of stairs climbed per week was assumed negligible.