What is exercise?

  • (noun): The activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit.
    Example: "The doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"
    Synonyms: exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on exercise, exercises:

Sit-up (exercise)
... The sit-up is an abdominal strength training exercise commonly performed with the aim of strengthening the hip flexors and abdominal muscles ... be dangerous due to high compressive lumbar load and may be replaced with the crunch in exercise programs ... Strength exercises such as sit-ups and push-ups do not cause the spot reduction of fat (Abdominal muscular hypertrophy) ...
Pregnancy - Management - Exercise
... encouraged to participate in aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises as part of a healthy lifestyle during their pregnancy" ... Although an upper level of safe exercise intensity has not been established, women who were regular exercisers before pregnancy and who have uncomplicated, healthy pregnancies should be able to engage in ... advise an accumulation of 30 minutes a day of exercise on most if not all days of the week ...
Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage - Diagnosis - Endoscopy
... most commonly diagnosed by endoscopic examination of the trachea following exercise although a small proportion of horses will have blood at the nostrils (epistaxis ... be visible in the trachea immediately upon endoscopic examination soon after exercise ... endoscopy of the trachea around 30–60 minutes after exercise ...
Calorie Restriction - Objections - Insufficient Calories and Amino Acids For Exercise
... Exercise has also been shown to increase health and lifespan and lower the incidence of several diseases (relative to sedentary and obese controls, but not to energy ... Moreover, in experiments comparing CR to exercise, CR animals live much longer than exercised animals ...
Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage
... Exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH), also known as "bleeding" or a "bleeding attack", refers to the presence of blood in the airways of the lung in association with exercise ... EIPH is common in horses undertaking intense exercise, but it has also been reported in human athletes, racing camels and racing greyhounds ... EIPH is not apparent unless an endoscopic examination of the airways is performed following exercise ...

More definitions of "exercise":

  • (verb): Put to use.
    Synonyms: exert
  • (noun): (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches.
    Example: "Academic exercises"
  • (verb): Do physical exercise.
    Synonyms: work out
  • (noun): A task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding.
    Synonyms: example
  • (verb): Give a work-out to.
    Example: "Some parents exercise their infants"
    Synonyms: work, work out
  • (verb): Carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions.
    Synonyms: practice, practise, do

Famous quotes containing the word exercise:

    I assert that the first, and fundamental right of every woman is to be allowed the free exercise of her own belief; and that free exercise is not allowed when she is in any way restrained either morally or intellectually.
    Margaret Anna Cusack (1829–1899)

    Friendship is never established as an understood relation.... It is a miracle which requires constant proofs. It is an exercise of the purest imagination and the rarest faith.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The best protection parents can have against the nightmare of a daycare arrangement where someone might hurt their child is to choose a place that encourages parents to drop in at any time and that facilitates communication among parents using the program. If parents are free to drop in and if they exercise this right, it is not likely that adults in that place are behaving in ways that harm children.
    Gwen Morgan (20th century)