Updated: Jul 20, 2020
Physical activity is any movement of the body that uses energy. This means that while you’re working, playing, or doing household chores, you’re fitting in physical activity. Exercise is just one type of activity.
Physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduced the risk of developing several diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity and exercise can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Most importantly , regular activity can improve your quality life.
Focus on moving your body and worry less about getting in a workout.
For adults, the World Health Organization recommends:
At least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. You can also do at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week. Or aim for a combination of both.
Two or more days a week of muscle-strengthening activities. This can include body weight exercises. Focus on using the major muscle groups.
Just move more, with more intensity, and sit less. You don’t have to make big life changes to see the benefits. Just start building more activity into your day, one step at a time.