WHO defines physical activity as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. Physical activity refers to all movement including during leisure time, for transport to get to and from places, or as part of a person’s work. Both moderate- and vigorous-intensity physical activity improve health. Exercise is important for everyone, people living with chronic conditions, pregnant women, people living with disabilities and children.
Regular physical activity is proven to help prevent and manage noncommunicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several cancers. It also lowers blood pressure, maintains a healthy body weight and improves mental health, quality of life and well-being.
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