The following article differentiates between different types of exercise and activity and shows that it does not always have to be sport if we want to stay fit. The World Health Organization (WHO) also defines physical activity as activities that are carried out at work, playing, doing household chores, traveling and doing leisure activities. The benefits of regular physical activity are many: preventing chronic diseases, reducing stress, managing weight, increasing functional mobility, improving sleep, relieving depression, improving cognitive function and so on.
According to the WHO, children and adolescents need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day to maintain their health, and adults 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week – and this is not limited to fitness training. In fact, we can do beneficial physical activities in many ways and in many places. GWI research examines the different ways we can be physically active, from fitness, recreational and recreational activities to the natural exercise found in our daily lives.
Natural movement encompasses the physical activities that are essential to our daily lives, including getting around (e.g. walking and cycling as a means of transport), professional (e.g. jobs that require manual labor), or domestic (e.g. walking and cycling) Housework, gardening, etc.) exercise. Natural movement is on the decline worldwide as it is increasingly restricted by our modern, sedentary lifestyle and the built environment that is geared towards the car. In most parts of the world, our living environments, jobs and lifestyles are becoming less and less conducive to natural movement, while physical activity in leisure time is therefore becoming increasingly important in order to stay healthy.