Physical activity is a vital part of our lives. It is the only factor which determines what type of lifestyle we follow: sedentary, moderate or active. There are many advantages of performing exercises.
Some of them are:
Now that you know few of the many benefits of physical activity, let us find out in which lifestyle category do you fall into- sedentary, moderate or active?
Types of Physical Activity Patterns
A lifestyle pattern tells a lot about the overall health of an individual. Without any exercise, a person easily becomes lethargic, irritable and one’s work productivity is hampered.
Explore the different types of lifestyle patterns:
The table below shall help you to know particular exercises/activities appropriate for moderate and active lifestyle pattern.
Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity
Requires a moderate amount of effort and noticeably accelerates the heart rate.
Vigorous-Intensity Physical ActivityRequires a large amount of effort and causes rapid breathing and a substantial increase in heart rate.
|Dancing||Walking/ climbing briskly up a hill|
|Housework and domestic chores||Aerobics|
|Traditional gathering||Fast swimming|
|Active involvement in games and sports with children/ walking domestic animals||Competitive sports and games (e.g. Traditional Games, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Basketball)|
|General building tasks (e.g. roofing, thatching, painting)||Heavy shoveling or digging ditches|
|Carrying/ moving moderate loads (< 20 kg)||Carrying/ moving heavy loads (> 20 kg)|
From the table above, it can be highlighted that Brisk Walking is an excellent exercise for moderate intensity activity. If you are still in the sedentary lifestyle category, then brisk walking is first baby step towards a healthy start.
On the other side, if you are in the vigorous intensity category, you have to monitor your diet and consume a high protein diet using protein for muscle gain if you are looking for a gain in muscle mass.
Let us pledge to do at least 20 minutes of physical activity daily as we have to stay in this body for a lifetime.
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