Physical activity

Alternative Names

Fitness recommendations; Exercise

Definition of Physical activity

Physical activity is any activity that causes your body to work harder than normal. It describes activities that are beyond your daily routine of sitting, standing, and walking up stairs. Everyone can benefit from increased physical activity.

Review

Linda Vorvick, MD, Family Physician, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathyphysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 3/1/2009

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Isometric exercise
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Preventative medicine
Exercise and heart rate

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