muscle tone

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Noun1.muscle tone - normal tonicity of the muscles; "exercise improves muscle tone"
tonicity, tonus, tone - the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity"
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Muscle Tone -- Walking is a low-impact way to tone your entire body.
Muscle weakness and incoordination are straightforward concepts for most clinicians, but the nature of abnormal muscle tone may be less familiar and more complex.
Neurological disorders are seen in children with problems in nervous system, abnormal muscle tone and movement patterns.
A FIRST look at increasing muscle tone in the upper body, especially the chest and back.
Snoring generally only occurs while we are asleep, this is because our muscle tone is reduced whilst we sleep meaning there is insufficient strength in our airways to prevent the tissue vibrating.
We've tried dance classes and Zumba and carefully assessed them using a scoring system based on calories burned through heart rate, and muscle tone based on weight lifted," said Simon.
I have the build of a runner and the muscle tone of a very soggy trifle.
Body sculpting provides an overall increase in strength and muscle tone along with additional health benefits.
This habit will help to improve overall posture as well as the muscle tone appearance.
Used by beginners to build up physique and muscle tone, sports supplements including Norateen Heavyweight II, Fat Stripper and LA Whey will be widely available by the end of the month.
An assessment is made of muscle tone and further tests may be carried out to exclude serious causes and distinguish it from a similar condition called 'joint hypermobility' where the joints move more than usual.