Do you wonder whether doing household work or walking around the house could help you be healthier? The answer is yes ! Of course, regular recommended exercise for adults offers bigger benefits, but even ‘lifestyle physical activity’ helps!
Lifestyle physical activity is defined as any activity other than structured exercise, sleeping and eating. It includes low intensity walking, household work etc.
Fitness experts suggest that if you struggle to achieve the recommended volume of exercise, at least do plenty of lifestyle physical activity everyday. It is important for the following reasons:
So keep up your efforts to get more physically active, even if it be at slower pace and prepare to go full force!
Find below a table of some lifestyle activities and their duration needed to burn 300 calories
|Minutes of continuous activity needed to burn 300 calories|
|Activity||Weight in kilograms|
|Raking the lawn||76||55||45|
|Walking power mower||68||49||40|
But, Exercise intensity is important for all health benefits of exercise to be realized; therefore check out exercise prescribed for healthy adults
CHECK OUT: Our references for exercise recommendations