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What daily tasks count as physical activity?

Physical activity can be anything that increases heart rate or stresses normal body physiology. Several things done through the day can be considered physical activity. Here is just a small sample of potential daily tasks, which can count as physical activity:  

  • Climbing stairs
  • Walking to the mailbox or around a store
  • Yard work and/or gardening
  • House cleaning  
  • Playing catch or outdoor games with the kids  

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