-Physical Activity versus a Sedentary Lifestyle-

Updated: May 19, 2018

Take a glimpse at the structure of the human body with the skeletal system composed of just over 200 named bones, cartilage, joints, and ligaments, as well as a muscular system that includes more than 600 skeletal muscles that keep us moving, and you can easily imagine that we are created for movement!


So, what type of movement are we meant to get each day and does it matter? And, when we do not make physical activity a priority each day, and our life becomes sedentary or physically inactive does that have an impact on our body? Let’s take a look…




Physical Activity


Movement requires various body systems working together such as the brain and nerves that send messages to the skeletal muscle to pull on the bones by way of the tendons to move the body.


Movement takes energy which uses the calories that we take in each day when we eat and drink. This energy use helps us to control our weight.


Movement helps to strengthen our body parts such as the skeletal muscle, heart, blood vessels, bones, and more!