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Measuring METS with ''Width and Wisdom " !
The phrase that, " physical activity is good for health" has stood the test of time. It is an incontrovertible fact.
However,' physical activity ' is a nebulous subject that defies objectivity in any attempt to grant a rational definition.
Whether in rope-jumping as mentioned or in running or boxing or a work out in an exercise room or during
gymnastics in the bedroom, efforts to quantify metabolic figures in such energy consumptions can never be accurate.
Knowing the poor outcome, are these efforts of any value ?
At this juncture, it is calming to recall the advice of portly Mr. Pickwick to his youthful companion, "Width and wisdom grow together!"
No competing interests
12 August 2016
A.A.W. Amarasinghe, M.D.
Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals
250 Corporate Center Court, Stockbridge, GA 30281 USA.