EXERCISE and PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

What is the difference between EXERCISE and PHYSICAL ACTIVITY???

Great question :)

Physical activity is actually defined as movement that involves contraction of your muscles. Any of the activities we do throughout the day that involve movement. Therefore, housework, gardening, walking, climbing stairs are all the really simple examples of ways to increase you level of physical activity.

On the other hand... Exercise is defined as a specific form of physical activity. That's right, exercise is planned, purposeful physical activity performed with the the desire to improve fitness or acquire other health benefits.

So if you are working out at a gym, swimming, cycling, running, or playing sports, like golf and tennis. You are participating in exercise :)

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