Q. The Difference between Physical Activity and Exercise

What’s the Difference between Physical Activity and Exercise?

A. Both terms refer to the voluntary movements you do that burn calories.

Physical activities are activities that get your body moving such as gardening, walking the dog, raking leaves and taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

Exercise is a form of Physical activity that is specifically planned, structured and repetitive such a s weight training, tai chi or an aerobics class.

Physical activity and exercise are both important and can help improve your ability to do the everyday activities you enjoy.

The bottom line? There are many ways to be active every day. Find something you enjoy doing, include it in your regular routine and try to increase your level of activity over time.