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Stress Mastery: The Art of Coping Gracefully by Ph.D. LAUREL BRUCATO, Ph.D. DOMINIC BRUCATO, Ph.D. JUAN R. ABASCAL

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Types of Exercise

Exercise represents one type of physical activity. In general, physical activity includes all kinds of movement—from cleaning your house, carrying bags of gro ceries, mowing your lawn, and rocking a baby to the more structured workouts we associate with exercise or playing a sport. Exercise generally refers to physical activities performed intentionally to improve physical fitness or to control weight. Physical activity occurs because you need to get something done that requires movement and energy. But in reality all physical activity could be considered a form of exercise. Let's consider the different types of exercise. Physical activity can be divided into three broad categories: aerobic, anaerobic, and low-intensity exercise. ...

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