Physical Activity

Physical Activity

The World Health Organization (WHO, 2021) defines physical activity as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. Physical activity therefore includes bodily movements which take place at work, in the home, travelling to places or during a person’s leisure time. Both moderate physical activity such as brisk walking or cycling and vigorous intensity physical activity improve health.

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UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines

UK Chief Medical Officers

An Active Travel Action Plan for Wales

Welsh Government

Sport Wales Strategy

Sport Wales

Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030

World Health Organization

Sport and Active Lifestyles Survey

Sport Wales

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