exercise pyramid

exercise pyramid

A proposed schematic for exercise that recommends the amount and types of exercise that should be performed for optimal health, modelled after the USDA’s food pyramid. At the bottom are nonstructured physical activities (e.g., walking the dog, gardening, climbing stairs); higher on the pyramid are active recreational activities (e.g., basketball, swimming, tennis and others); at the peak of the exercise pyramid is vigorous exercise, which is recommended at least three times/week for at least 30 minutes each session.

exercise pyramid

Popular health A proposed schematic that recommends the amount and types of exercise to be performed for optimal health. See Exercise, Vigorous exercise. Cf Food pyramid.
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The exercise pyramid is designed to help people understand the various components of physical activity, take steps to increase their personal activity levels, and reduce confusion.
The key is to work your way up gradually, level by level, the exercise pyramid.

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