Exercise: Physical Movement

Exercise is a type of physical movement that’s planned and structured. Physical movement simply means movement of the body that uses energy. Resting, walking, running, dancing, swimming, yoga, and gardening are a few examples of physical activity. For health benefits, physical movement should be moderate or energetic intensity.



Moderate physical movement include:

  • Walking briskly
  • Bicycling
  • General gardening (raking, trimming shrubs)
  • Dancing
  • Golf (walking and carrying clubs)
  • Water aerobics
  • Canoeing
  • Tennis

Energetic physical movement include:

  • Running/jogging (5 miles per hour)
  • Walking very fast
  • Bicycling (more than 10 miles per hour)
  • Heavy yard work, such as chopping wood
  • Swimming (freestyle laps)
  • Aerobics

Benefits of Exercise:

  • Exercise controls weight
  • Helps protect from developing certain cancers, including colon and breast cancer, and possibly lung and endometrial (uterine lining) cancer
  • Reduces the risk of falling and improves cognitive function among older adults
  • Exercise Prevent weight gain, support weight loss (when combined with a lowercalorie diet), and helps keep weight off after weight loss.
  • Exercise promotes better sleep
  • Help in relaxation and reduced stress.


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