International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health

ISSN - 1840-4529

Physical Activity

Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that needs energy expenditure. Physical activity encompasses all activities, at any intensity, performed during any time of day or night. It includes exercise and incidental activity integrated into daily activity. This integrated activity might not be planned, structured, repetitive or purposeful for the development of fitness, and should include activities like walking to the local shop, cleaning, working, transport etc. Lack of physical activity is related to a variety of negative health outcomes whereas increased physical activity can improve physical also as psychological state .. Physical activity increases energy expenditure and may be a key regulator in controlling weight (Summermatter cycle).

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