Physical Activity and Weight Management (for Patients)

"Physical activity" is any body movement produced by your muscles that spends energy. Exercise is just one type of physical activity. In order to achieve successful, long-term weight loss, most people need to increase their level of physical activity through an increase in exercise and other activities, as well as a reduction in sedentary behavior (less sitting still for long periods of time).

This guide will advise you on the following:
  • Basic principles and health benefits of physical activity
  • Physical, mental, and emotional benefits of physical activity
  • Different types of physical activity
  • How to evaluate your current activity level in comparison to recommendations
  • Designing an action plan for increasing physical activity frequency
Written by Clinical Tools, Inc.
Publication Date: 2014
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