3. If being physically active is
to become a part of a
person’s lifestyle,it will be
important to make a positive
emotional connection to the
activities of choice.
4. What is physical activity?
Physical activity can be
defined as any movement of
the body that requires energy
This includes any motion you
do through the day excluding
sitting still or lying down.
6. Exercise is a type of physical
acivity but not every physical
Exercise is planned,
structured,and repetitive activity
for the purpose of improving or
maintain physical fitness.
7. Why I be physically active?
Some of the people here in the
Philippines are not aware of being
obese.In the simplest
terms,obesity is excessive fat
accumulation that impairs health.
Obesity has a wide range of
10. •The cause of obesity in two
people is rarely the same-
viruses all play a role.
•Fighting obesity can be
influenced by certain risk-
11. •The modifiable risk factors related
to obesity include physical
activity,excess caloric intake,and
low socioeconomic status.
•There are also non-modifiable
12. Obesity is a growing epidemic
in our nation.
The change starts with
us.Using this physical activity
guide can give you the proper
steps towards an obes free
neighborhood, city,and nations.
13. What the experts say:
Performing physical activity on
a regular basis will help to
improve overall health and
fitness,as well as decrease the
risk for many chronic
diseases(Center for Disease
15. •HEALTH-RELATED FITNESS:The
American Academy of Sport
Medicine defines health related
fitness as a set of attributes one
already has or works towards.
This develops through physical
activityand aids in the performance
of daily function with vigor and
16. •CHRONIC DISEASES:A condition
that impairs daily living,
decreases longevity and quality
of life.Some examples include
17. What does this mean for you?
•Benefits of Physical Activity
•Reduced risk for cardiovascular
disease,type II diabetes,certain
cancers,and other chronic health
•Help with weight control
•Strengthens bones and muscles
•Aerobic exercise is the kind that makes
you breathe harder and builds your
•This is the type of exercise we all tend
to think of when we hear the word
exercise,and often it is the thought of
being out of breath and sweaty that
puts people off starting to exercise.
23. •It is very beneficial and even at
moderate intensity will improve your
•You can get the benefits of aerobic
exercise from a brisk walk or a steady
24. Strength building
•From age of 30, people can lose up
to eight percent of their muscle
strength every decade.
•By the time people reach 80,they
have the potential to lose 40 percent
of muscle strength.
25. Balance training
•Some exercise helps improve
your balance by helping you
build up core strength.this is
especially helpful for people
who are at risk of falls,including
the elderly,but it is good for
•If you walkfor 10 minutes without
needing to rest you can improve
your endurance by walking as far
as you can several times a day,and
increasing how far yo go over
29. •The increase can be small,if you
walk for 10 minutes several times
a day soon,you’ll find you can
walk for 15 minutes,then 20
•Flexibility is really important and
much overlookedwhen people think
about exercise.Staying flexible
improves your quality of life imagine
not being able to look over your
shoulder to reverse your car.
31. •If you sit for long periods of time
each day you’ll notice that your
•Stretches,yoga,tai chi,pilates and
lots of other exercise classes will all
help improve flexibility.