exercise - grading of exercise activity
Last reviewed 10/2022
|Intensity of exercise||Type of exercise||Examples|
|Light||aerobic||Normal walking, walking downstairs, bowling, general housework: vacuum cleaning carpets, mopping floors|
|Moderate||aerobic||Brisk walking (3- 4.5 mph), lawn mowing, cycling (5-9 mph), low impact aerobic dance, social dancing, swimming|
|Vigorous||aerobic for some, anaerobic for others||Fast walking >=5mph; cycling >=10mph; high impact aerobics, playing competitive sports, circuit weight training, heavy digging for others or yard work; heavy housework,moving furniture|
- (1) British Heart Foundation Factfile (September 2008). Physical activity to reduce cardiovascular risk.