Physical Activity/Exercise Equals Health.

Physical Activity/Exercise Equals Health.

  • Submitted By: azzadawg2
  • Date Submitted: 09/20/2009 5:01 PM
  • Category: Science
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This essay will discuss the relationship between Physical Activity/exercise and health. There is a distinct link between Physical Activity and health although it does not mean you are Healthy if you are physically fit. However the concept of Physical activity definitely contributes to an individual’s health. This essay will cover various aspects of different concepts of Physical Activity, exercise and health.

“Health is a state of complete mental, physical and social well-being, not simply the absence of disease or infirmity.’’ (Scott 1999 pg. 157) To me this confirms my idea of Physical Activity/Exercise equal Health. There is more to health than being physically active or exercising regularly. Exercise is a form of physical activity. “Exercise is a form of physical activity done primarily to improve ones health and physical fitness” (Scott 1999 pg. 157) The concept of physical activity is a major contributor to being healthy. To be completely healthy the three dimensions have to be balanced. The three dimensions being Mental/Emotional, Physical and Social. An example of someone not being healthy could be A member at the local gym spends a lot of time at the gym and is considered to be physically fit however he may leave all his spare time for exercise and his social life may be affected negatively as he has not balanced his time in which a way he can become ‘Healthy.’ It is commonly assumed that someone who is physically fit is in good health however this is untrue.

There is a clear relationship between Physical Activity and Health. As being physically active contributes the overall bracket of health. “Exercise can be an important tool for managing everything from stress and depression to healing injuries and preventing disease” (
Without Physical activity it is impossible to be healthy. There relationship is the most vital between the four dimensions and health.
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