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What daily tasks and housework count as physical activity?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Activities, yes but
These are physical activities, but unfortunately not adequate in most cases.
They do help burn more calories than sitting/watching tv, but they are not considered exercises because they lack adequate increase in heart rate/breathing to have cardiovascular benefit. 30-45 min of moderately intensive aerobic exercise 4-5x/wk is recommended. Live well. Consult doc. Good luck.

In brief: Activities, yes but
These are physical activities, but unfortunately not adequate in most cases.
They do help burn more calories than sitting/watching tv, but they are not considered exercises because they lack adequate increase in heart rate/breathing to have cardiovascular benefit. 30-45 min of moderately intensive aerobic exercise 4-5x/wk is recommended. Live well. Consult doc. Good luck.
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