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Physical Activity

Physical activity

Physical activity is any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that require energy expenditure.

Physical activity can be categorized into three main types: moderate, vigorous, and light-intensity physical activity.

Moderate physical activity is defined as physical activity that causes a person to break a sweat, but can still talk comfortably.

Examples of moderate physical activity include walking at a moderate pace, gardening, and gentle swimming.

Vigorous physical activity is any physical activity that causes a person to breathe hard and fast and makes it difficult to carry on a conversation.

Examples of vigorous physical activity include running, playing tennis, and biking uphill.

Light-intensity physical activity is any physical activity that does not increase a person’s heart rate or breathing. Examples of light-intensity physical activity include stretching, gentle walking, and light housework.

If you’re aged 18-64 years old, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that you should do moderate or vigorous aerobic activity for at least 150 minutes a week.

You could also combine both types of activities to meet this goal. In addition to aerobic activities, WHO suggests that adults should strength train with muscle-strengthening exercises 2 days every week.

So get out there and move! physical activity is a great way to improve your overall health and well-being.

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