What Is Physical Activity & Fitness?

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  • 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, walking the dog—are examples.

Both can include aerobic, flexibility, and muscle-strengthening activities.