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Physical exercise

Brisk walking and running

 

 Benefits of exercise

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Exercise and sports are highly recommended as general health stimulating activities especially if they could be combined with a balanced and regulated food intake.

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Natural way of toning up all muscle groups.

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Helps to prevent gaining weight.

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Maintains proper circulation.

 

  •  Strenuous physical exercise is required if it is to be effective in loosing weight.

 

              Other activities which can be undertaken are    

 

                     

                                                                    

              

           Skewing                                     Static cycling                              Horse riding 

     

                                                                   

          

           Playing                                         Cycling                                  Swimming

 

                                                                                            

                                                                          

               

            Skating                                       Sports                                  Boating

 

 

                  Energy (calorie) spent in various activities

 

Type of physical activity

 Energy spent in an hour

  • Walking

  • Brisk walking

  • Running

  • Swimming

  • Skipping

  • Cycling

  • Dancing

  • Household chores

  • Gardening

  • Games like kho-kho

  • Table tennis

  • Light exercise of yoga kabaddi

  • Lawn tennis or badminton

  • Heavy exercises

  • 125 to 200 calories

  • 300 to 350 calories

  • 650 to 800 calories

  • 551 to 700 calories

  • 650 to 700 calories

  • 400 to 500 calories

  • 400 to 500 calories

  • 150 to 250 calories

  • 300 to 350 calories

  • 300 to 350 calories

  • 325 to 375 calories

  • 350 to 400 calories

  • 400 to 500 calories

  • 700 to 1000 calorie

   

When energy worth 3500 calories is spent, weight is reduced by one pound.

 Limitations of strenuous exercise

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It may not be possible to exercise all groups of muscles due to lack of time, knowledge, severe obesity and bed ridden patients (e.g. slip disc)

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Requires proper training to effectively exercise all group of muscles.

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Strenuous physical exercise is required if it is to be effective in loosing weight which may not be possible.

 

 

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