aerobics

plural noun
aer·​o·​bics | \ ˌer-ˈō-biks How to pronounce aerobics (audio) \

Definition of aerobics

1 singular or plural in construction : a system of physical conditioning involving exercises (such as running, walking, swimming, or calisthenics) strenuously performed so as to cause marked temporary increase in respiration and heart rate
2 : aerobic exercises

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This is a system of physical conditioning intended to improve the body’s ability to take in and use oxygen. Aerobic exercises, such as running, jogging, swimming, and dancing, stimulate heart and lung activity. To produce a benefit, aerobic training must raise the heart rate (pulse) to the exerciser’s training level for at least 20 minutes and include at least three sessions a week.

Examples of aerobics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Bakers recommend water aerobics for this zodiac sign (think aqua jogging, jumping jacks, alternating scissor jumps, etc.). Noma Nazish, Forbes, "This Is The Best Workout For You, According To Your Zodiac Sign," 28 Feb. 2021 Physical therapist and fitness instructor Jenny McClendon leads viewers through light aerobics, strength routines, interval bootcamp classes, and more. Jenny Mccoy, Glamour, "21 Best YouTube Workouts for 2021," 24 Dec. 2020 Achter, the memoirist in B628, did water aerobics in the hot tub and lunched with her parents. Los Angeles Times, "‘We called it Voyage of the Damned’: Days of despair on the Grand Princess," 23 Dec. 2020 Pops was in the Air Force, Moms was an aerobics instructor. Katie Bain, Billboard, "20 Questions With Chris Lake & Armand Van Helden: The Producers on Their New EP & Why Love Really Is 'The Answer'," 10 Dec. 2020 Tyndall AFB in Florida is the first base to deploy robotic patrol dogs Over the past five years, robotic dogs have gone viral in captivating online videos showing them opening doors, performing aerobics, hauling trucks and pulling other stunts. Washington Post, "The U.S. Air Force is entering a robotic future," 7 Dec. 2020 Those clusters have ranged from an aerobics class and a sauna to an army barracks in Gangwon, in the country's northeast. WSJ, "Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Hospitalizations Hit Record for 16th Day Straight," 26 Nov. 2020 Weight-bearing exercises such as walking, cycling and water aerobics strengthen bones and build endurance, says Chris Ray, a kinesiologist and dean of the College of Health Sciences at Texas Woman’s University. Sheryl Jean, Dallas News, "Hip health affects your overall well-being," 17 Nov. 2020 Hansa is twenty-nine, a state congresswoman partnered with an aerobics instructor. Rebecca Curtis, The New Yorker, "Hansa and Gretyl and Piece of Shit," 9 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of aerobics

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aerobics

aerob(ic) + -ics

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The first known use of aerobics was in 1967

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4 Mar 2021

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“Aerobics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerobics. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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aerobics

noun

English Language Learners Definition of aerobics

: a system of exercises often done by a group of people while music is playing : a system of aerobic exercises also : aerobic exercises

aerobics

noun plural
aer·​o·​bics | \ -biks How to pronounce aerobics (audio) \

Medical Definition of aerobics

1 singular or plural in construction : a system of physical conditioning involving exercises (as running, walking, swimming, or calisthenics) strenuously performed so as to cause marked temporary increase in respiration and heart rate
2 : aerobic exercises

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