Physical activity

The popular Swedish concept of "vardagsmotion" is about moving your body in the daily life by biking to work, going for a walk during your lunch, or perhaps going bowling with a friend in the evening. The WHO calls it "Physical Activity":

It could be translated to daily exercise, or everyday movement and is about exercising without having to get changed. It is about incorporating movement in to your daily life to avoid sitting too much. The World Health Organisation, WHO, writes: ""physical activity" should not be mistaken with "exercise". Exercise, is a subcategory of physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive, and purposeful in the sense that the improvement or maintenance of one or more components of physical fitness is the objective. Physical activity includes exercise as well as other activities which involve bodily movement and are done as part of playing, working, active transportation, house chores and recreational activities" (WHO, 2019).

I do believe that increasing this type of chilled movement can be easier for many, compared trying to get to a gym or a class. Therefor, it could also help you to a healthier life!


(More at https://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/pa/en/ Visited 7/5/2019)