cardio

1 of 2

adjective

car·​dio ˈkär-dē-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce cardio (audio)
: cardiovascular sense 2
cardio exercises

cardio

2 of 2

noun

: cardiovascular exercise
30 minutes of cardio daily

Examples of cardio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Cutting back on salt can help keep you at the lower end of the normal blood pressure range, which reduces cardio risk factors and helps prevent hypertension down the road. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2024 There are even yoga classes, karate, cardio dance and jiu jitsu. Zoë Bernard, Los Angeles Times, 2 Oct. 2023 Meanwhile, cardio exercise can improve stamina and reduce soreness for people who prefer to hit the weight room. Cindy Kuzma, SELF, 29 Aug. 2023 For cardio workouts, inhale and exhale out of the nose or through the mouth if your workout becomes more intense. Gabrielle Kassel, Health, 23 Sep. 2023 This supermodel loves doing cardio dance and walking her big dogs to get her blood pumping. Jacqueline Tempera, Women's Health, 24 July 2023 Designed specifically for cardio workouts, this supplement contains quality ingredients to enhance your endurance, energy, and focus throughout your sweat session. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 July 2023 Others say the 30-minute workout is a great way to gain strength, boost cardio endurance, and build bone density. Andi Breitowich, Women's Health, 17 June 2023 That makes ski trainers unique among cardio machines—upper body endurance is the point, not an afterthought. Men's Health, 22 Feb. 2023
Noun
The Westchester center also offers Tai-chi, which has a waiting list of about 80 people, cardio and sculpting classes, Pilates and Zumba. Alexi C. Cardona, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The only force stronger than dance cardio is the power of friendship. Shania Russell, EW.com, 22 Oct. 2023 Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness studio stocked with cardio, strength, core and balance equipment, as well as a program connecting guests with neighborhood fitness specialists. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Goldberg and the others go through a routine of stretching, cardio, dance and strength training. Alexi C. Cardona, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 My inability to slow down even seeps into my exercise choices, which usually consist of cardio or HIIT workouts. Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 23 Jan. 2024 Thanks to her life partner and trainer, her workout routine includes intense ab workouts, extensive cardio combinations, and HIIT workouts. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 11 Jan. 2024 After a few days of intense cardio yoga, your body likely feels creaky and yanked. Isle McElroy, The Atlantic, 6 Jan. 2024 Movements, whether cardio or strength training, can be tailored to accommodate cancer side effects such as the loss of movement in a limb, issues with balance, or neuropathy, Iyengar said. Kaitlin Sullivan, Health, 22 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1972, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cardio was in 1972

Dictionary Entries Near cardio

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“Cardio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardio. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

cardio

1 of 2 adjective
car·​dio ˈkärd-ē-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce cardio (audio)
: cardiovascular sense 2
cardio exercises
worked out on cardio machines

cardio

2 of 2 noun
: cardiovascular exercise
30 minutes of cardio daily
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