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 Hadid accessorized the look with vintage Chanel sunglasses, drop earrings, and a red scrunchie, which added to the '80s aerobics class vibe of the look. Claire Harmeyer, PEOPLE.com, 5 May 2022 Out of commission for two years, Bud Kearns Municipal Pool — San Diego’s oldest public pool — was ceremoniously reopened Saturday morning with a ribbon-cutting event that was followed by a popular water aerobics class and open swim time. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Mar. 2022 Water aerobics, biking slower than 10 miles per hour on flat or level ground, tennis and ballroom dancing might also fit into this intensity level, according to the CDC. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 26 Apr. 2022 Other returning classes and offerings include ceramics, cornhole, chair yoga, low-impact aerobics, bocce and Wii bowling. John Benson, cleveland, 25 Apr. 2022 And until a path emerges, classes like yoga, line dancing and aerobics would have to end. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, 25 Apr. 2022 Healthy diet, alcohol limitation, a schedule of regular workouts helping to activate synthetic processes in the skin (HIIT, power, aerobics, yoga, pilates). Angela Lei, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 From the bright hue of the set to the scrunchie to the tube socks, Bieber looks straight out of an '80s aerobics class, but with a beachy twist. Claire Harmeyer, PEOPLE.com, 3 Mar. 2022 Listening with body and mind feels not unlike puzzling over the meaning of love during a low-impact aerobics class at sea. Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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15 May 2022

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“Aerobics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerobics. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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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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