What is Physical Activity?
Lots of things are physical activity. Physical activity is any type of movement that results in your body using energy!1 This includes sports (e.g. football or cricket) or exercise (e.g. gym or jogging), and also everyday activities such as household chores, gardening and any walking that you do. It is also any activity you do at work including lifting boxes or climbing stairs. Basically physical activity is almost anything you can think of so there are plenty of options to get more active and ManUp!
OK, here comes a boring bit, BUT it contains important information for you to be able to ManUp! Listed below are the National Physical Activity Guidelines,2 they tell you exactly how active you need to be to get health benefits. Actually, the guidelines are made up of four steps. Steps 1, 2 and 3 are the MINIMUM that you need to do to get health benefits, but REAL MEN can definitely do more, so try to include step 4!
Click here for more info on each step!
What's the difference between moderate and vigorous physical activity?
Moderate physical activity raises your heart and breathing rate, but you should still be able to have a conversation too.2
Vigorous physical activity increases your heart and breathing rate to the point that you can't have conversations any longer, and it will make you sweat too.2 Be a man and do this activity on a regular basis for maximum health benefits!