Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Definitions of Physical Activity,Exercise, and Physical Fitness

Probably because many of us are used to the old recommendations,many health professionals and laypeople alike often use the terms physical fitness, physical activity, and exercise interchangeably, although their actual meanings are not the same.Perhaps you also substitute these terms for one another.However, notice that throughout this site we emphasize physical activity as opposed to exercise or physical fitness,in keeping with the new physical activity recommendations. We feel that the distinctions between these terms are critical, so let us clarify what each means before proceeding.

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