Physical activity and exercise

1) Physical activity and exercise

Physical Activity Exercise
Physical activity is a general term used to describe movement of the body that uses energy. It can be as simple as going about your day to day routine. Examples include:

  • Mowing the lawn.
  • Hanging out washing.
  • Doing the shopping.
  • Playing with your children or grand children.
  • Hoovering.
  • Gardening.

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Exercise is more vigorous physical activity. It is more structured to achieve specific improvements in fitness.This includes pulmonary rehabilitation which is an appropriate level of exercise pitched according to your activity level. Examples include:

  • Dance class.
  • Aerobics class.
  • Jogging.
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Swimming.
  • Tai Chi.

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