Types Of Activities
In this world, there are many ways to exercise. Some are actual sports; others are specific types of exercise; all will make you sweat.
Some Facts About Physical Activity
Did you know: Exercise is a form of physical activity, But physical activity does not require exercise. What's the difference? Physical activity is more than exercise Exercise is a structured program of activity geared toward achieving or maintaining physical fitness. It is actually a sub-category of physical activity. Physical activity is any form of exercise or movement of the body that uses energy. Some of your daily life activities—doing active chores around the house, yard work—are examples.
Did You Know? How much aerobic activity do I need? To gain health benefits, it is recommended that a healthy adult engages in either: 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week, or 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, 3 or more days a week.
Aerobic activities make you breathe harder and make your heart and blood vessels healthier. These include:
- Water aerobics
- Jogging and running
- Aerobic exercise classes
- Bicycle riding (stationary or on a path)
- Some gardening activities, such as raking and pushing a lawnmower
- Golfing (without a cart)
Flexibility-enhancing activities ensure a good range of motion in the joints. Loss of flexibility can be a predisposing factor for physical issues, such as pain syndromes or balance disorders. Gender, age, and genetics may all influence range of motion. Flexibility exercises include:
- Tai Chi or Qi Gong
Muscle-strengthening activities build up your strength. These activities work all the different parts of the body—legs, hips, back, chest, stomach, shoulders, and arms—and include:
- Heavy gardening (digging, shoveling)
- Lifting weights
- Push-ups on the floor or against the wall
- Working with resistance bands (long, wide rubber strips that stretch)
Physical activity has so many benefits to your health. It can help you get to and stay at healthy body weight, reduce the risk of bone fractures if you have osteoporosis, and can reduce the risk of many other illnesses like cancer and heart disease. For most people, participating in physical activity is safe.we’re Available!