Everyone has their opinion on what a workout actually looks like. This could range from a simple walk to much more intensity, such as weight-lifting and running.
Whatever the case, we all can learn from each other on how to improve our health in order to live a long healthy life.
No, really, I’m asking you — does it matter to you whether an activity is called a workout or not? If so, why, and how do you make that distinction? —Kristen
So, I guess the question is more what I would not consider a workout, and to me, it comes partly down to intention. A brisk walk isn’t going to leave me spent, but it might be my active recovery exercise for the day. I would not consider the three-mile beach cruiser ride to the beach hard work (unless I push the pace and intend for it to be my exercise for the day), and I wouldn’t normally call wandering through the Atlanta airport a workout (although, hey, when you make it from your gate in Concourse A to D in under seven minutes, I think you get to count it and ASK ME HOW I KNOW).
However, if that’s my definition for a workout, what would I consider a workout? I mean, I don’t think there’s anyone on earth who would not consider a 50+ mile bike ride a proper workout … but that doesn’t mean one can’t run a half marathon on top of it. An hour-long strength training class at the gym might kick my butt, but if I can wrap it up before meeting my friends to run, I’ll meet them at the starting line.
I found this article hereWhat Do You Consider a Workout?