Aerobic Physical Activities
Aerobic means "in the presence of oxygen." Aerobic activities are activities or exercise for which the body is able to supply adequate oxygen to sustain performance for long periods of time.
Anaerobic Physical Activities
Anaerobic means "in the absence of oxygen." Anaerobic activities are performed at an intensity so great that the body's demand for oxygen exceeds its ability to supply it.
A term used to describe aspects of our created physical environment (e.g., buildings, roads).
Cardiovascular Fitness Benefits
Improvements in cardiovascular function that contributes to cardiovascular fitness.
Reductions in hypokinetic disease risk and risk for early death.
Last Bout Effects
Some of the benefits of physical activity are short-term.
One MET equals the amount of energy a person expends at rest. METs are multiples of resting activity (2 METs equals twice the resting energy expenditure).
Moderate Physical Activities
Activities equal in intensity to brisk walking; activities 3 to 6 times as intense as lying or sitting at rest (3 to 6 METS).
An improved ability to score well on physical fitness tests or to perform well in athletic or work activities requiring high-level performance.
Increases in quality of life and well-being.