physical exercise


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Noun1.physical exercise - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fitphysical exercise - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
cardiopulmonary exercise - exercise intended to strengthen the circulatory system
gymnastic exercise - (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
kick up - raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand
elbow grease, exertion, effort, travail, sweat - use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
exercise set, set - several exercises intended to be done in series; "he did four sets of the incline bench press"
anaerobic exercise, bodybuilding, muscle building, musclebuilding - exercise that builds muscles through tension
calisthenics, callisthenics - light exercises designed to promote general fitness; "several different calisthenics were illustrated in the video"
isometric exercise, isometrics - muscle-building exercises (or a system of musclebuilding exercises) involving muscular contractions against resistance without movement (the muscles contracts but the length of the muscle does not change)
isotonic exercise - exercise in which opposing muscles contract and there is controlled movement (tension is constant while the lengths of the muscles change); "the classic isotonic exercise is lifting free weights"
Kegel exercises, pubococcygeus exercises - exercises for women designed to improve the ability to hold urine
stretching, stretch - exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
arm exercise - exercise designed to strengthen the arm muscles
back exercise - exercise designed to strengthen the back muscles
leg exercise - exercise designed to strengthen the leg muscles
neck exercise - exercise designed to strengthen the neck muscles
stomach exercise, tummy crunch - an exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles
yoga - a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind
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I admitted--as every person of the smallest sense must admit--that a man will, in the great majority of cases, be all the fitter for mental exercise if he wisely combines physical exercise along with it.
And I say that again--provided the physical exercise be restrained within fit limits.
Will the skill in rowing, the swiftness in running, the admirable capacity and endurance in other physical exercises, which he has attained, by a strenuous cultivation in this kind that has excluded any similarly strenuous cultivation in other kinds--will these physical attainments help him to win a purely moral victory over his own selfishness and his own cruelty?
There was not a tennis-court in the town; physical exercise was thought rather inelegant for the daughters of well-to-do families.
He prescribed more physical exercise as far as possible, and as far as possible less mental strain, and above all no worry--in other words, just what was as much out of Alexey Alexandrovitch's power as abstaining from breathing.
Helen loved the country, and her letter glowed with physical exercise and poetry.
It was not physical exercise that overwearied him,--for except that he sometimes wrought a little with a hoe, or paced the garden-walk, or, in rainy weather, traversed a large unoccupied room,--it was his tendency to remain only too quiescent, as regarded any toil of the limbs and muscles.
Physical exercise is important during pregnancy to help with the common discomforts experienced during the time, and to help prepare your body for labor and delivery.
2) Another study compared magnetic resonance images (MRIs) from individuals who logged 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week to those that engaged in no exercise and found that individuals at risk for Alzheimer's had faster rates of brain atrophy and that physical exercise could attenuate this brain atrophy.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age, numerous studies have shown.
Summary: New Delhi [India] June 15 (ANI): India's leading trade association of sports and fitness industry The Traders Association of Sporting Goods and Physical Exercise Equipment (TASGPEE) on Thursday appealed to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council to keep the rates of sports goods and physical exercise equipment under the same tax regime of 12 percent.
Physical exercise and not just bad habits can be socially contagious, a major new study has found.