What is Physical Activity?

Physical activity is defined as any form of movement that requires energy. There are different levels of physical activity which can be defined as low, moderate, and vigorous intensity. In the context of our website, most physical activity is performed as resistance training, i.e. moving a kettlebell.

As a big proponent of the argument that age does not dictate how you move but how you move dictates how you age, I would like to point to the excerpt from a Cambridge study:

Being able to perform physically at a level which ensures a satisfying and independent life is taken for granted in youth, but it comes under threat as physical capabilities deteriorate with advancing age. An independent lifestyle requires muscle strength, muscle power, cardiorespiratory endurance, as well as balance and motivation. It used to be assumed that deterioration in these capabilities with the passage of time in later life was inevitable. Now it is clear that much of the deterioration is due to reduced levels of physical activity. This means that it can be reversed. If physical activity increases so do physical capabilities, even in extreme old age.

Bassey, E. (1997). Physical capabilities, exercise and aging. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 7(4), 289-297. doi:10.1017/S0959259897007429
Age does not dictate how you move, how yo move dictates how you age.

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