Exercise refers to any type of physical activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness. During exercise, the foot inevitably takes on several different positions. Some areas, such as the arch or the heel, are subjected to high levels of stress, and therefore the use of activity-specific footwear is recommended. Athletic shoes as well as comfort shoes encompass a wide range of specified products specially designed to provide support to the body and enhance the exercise experience while minimizing the possibility of injury.
Yoga refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India. Major branches of yoga in Hindu philosophy include Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Hatha Yoga. Outside India, the term yoga is typically associated with Hatha Yoga and its asanas (postures) or as a form of exercise.