What’s the difference between physical activity and exercise?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dietitian Sarah Alligood discusses the difference between physical activity and exercise.

    Host: Whats the difference between physical activity and exercise?

    Sarah Alligood: Well, physical activity and exercise arent really different. Its just basically about how the words make you feel. So how do you feel when I say exercise and how do you feel when I say physical activity? Most people tell me that when they hear the word exercise, to them that makes them think of like competitive sports or having to go to the gym whereas physical activity is more just moving your body and doing what you enjoy.