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
References in classic literature ?
You naturally couldn't go in for anything that required physical activity."
An article published in the American Journal of Psychiatry showed that people with higher levels of physical activity had a 17% lower risk of depression than those with lower physical activity.
A new study has found that men with highly physical jobs had an 18 percent higher risk of early death compared to those with jobs involving low levels of physical activity. The findings come from a meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Experts said they have found a "physical activity paradox" whereby male workers who have a high level of occupational physical activity have a significantly higher mortality risk compared with those who have low levels.
Almost all fitness enthusiasts have a basic understanding of the health benefits of physical activity or exercise.
Meanwhile, a substantial body of research has showed beneficial effects of physical activity on depression and anxiety.
ISLAMABAD -- Students who get extra physical activity may pay more attention in school and do better in subjects like reading and math, a research review suggests.
A recent study that measured light activity in older women found that older women with higher levels of physical activity are less likely to die than women who engage in lower levels of physical activity, no matter the cause of death.
Physical activity has been identified as an important lifestyle behavior that can impact body weight and body composition, and it can therefore influence both the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity.
Background and objectives: Optimal physical activity is important in attaining a peak bone mass.

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