cardio

adjective
car·​dio | \ ˈkär-dē-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce cardio (audio) \

Definition of cardio

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: cardiovascular sense 2 cardio exercises

cardio

noun

Definition of cardio (Entry 2 of 2)

: cardiovascular exercise 30 minutes of cardio daily

Examples of cardio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Later this year, Apple will add a notification to alert you if your VO2 max drops to a lower level, which is strongly associated with poor cardio-respiratory health. Corey Gaskin, Ars Technica, "Apple Watch Series 6 Review: Still the best smartwatch, but tracking is lacking," 25 Sep. 2020 These patients died not as a result of broncho-pneumonia, as might have been expected, but from cardio-circulatory failure. Jennet Conant, Smithsonian Magazine, "How a chemical weapons disaster in World War II led to a U.S. cover-up—and a new cancer treatment," 18 Aug. 2020 If your exercise of choice is cardio, long strength training sessions on top of them can feel like a slog. Christa Sgobba, SELF, "A 5-Minute Butt Workout to Finish Off Your Cardio Session Strong," 8 Aug. 2020 This full-body dumbbell workout will smoke your upper body and lower body, while working to build core strength and cardio endurance too. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, "A Full-Body Dumbbell Workout That Takes Just 25 Minutes," 30 Apr. 2020 The freshman's exercises are still limited; even cardio workouts are considered difficult. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville coach Chris Mack gives David Johnson's recovery a 'double thumbs-up'," 16 Aug. 2019 The machine allows runners to still get their cardio workout without the typical wear and tear by altering gravity, which allows for running with a lower percentage of body weight. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Inspired by the New York City Half Marathon? Experts Weigh in on Staying Injury-Free While You Train," 15 Mar. 2019 Mirror, as the name suggests, hangs on your wall and streams cardio classes right to your living room. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Peloton’s $2,000 stationary bike has totally disrupted working out at home," 14 Nov. 2018 Daily cardio sweat sessions double as a natural endorphin high—and an opportunity to meet your next suitor. 7. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "10 Beauty Lessons We Learned From Sex and the City, in GIFs," 6 June 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Recovering before the next interval is essential: Forcing your body to repeatedly acclimate between two very different states provides excellent cardio conditioning, Franci Cohen, M.S., personal trainer and exercise physiologist, tells SELF. Marissa Gold, SELF, "What Is HIIT, and How Can It Improve Your Workouts?," 3 Jan. 2021 Fitness and wellness coach Gideon Akande says this is an ideal product for anyone who wants to turn up their cardio speed. Lindsay Tigar, CNN Underscored, "Health and fitness gift ideas for anyone obsessed with working out," 17 Dec. 2020 Experts recommend combining cardio equipment with strength equipment when building your home gym. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "Best home gyms and home gym systems, according to experts," 10 Dec. 2020 Get your heart rate up with this cardio move, which stretches out the quads while working the hamstrings and glutes. Stephanie Mansour, CNN, "You can do this total-body workout anywhere -- no equipment needed," 4 Dec. 2020 The cardio from riding some hundred miles a week keeps his skin close to his frame. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Pharrell Dives Into the Beauty Business," 12 Nov. 2020 The progression includes conditioning and strength training, increasing in intensity each day (biking to jogging to lifting and cardio work to position specific activities). Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW believes COVID-19 numbers within the football program are under control and the team can face Michigan on Saturday," 9 Nov. 2020 In addition, Friday admissions include free yoga and HIIT cardio classes happening at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Shelby Stewart, Houston Chronicle, "Lago Mar Crystal Lagoons to host Oktober Lagoonfest," 30 Sep. 2020 Having arrived for his first practice the day before, Harden — a possibly trade-seeking three-time NBA scoring champion — was limited to what amounted to a night of light cardio for him. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio Spurs’ youth tested in loss to Houston Rockets," 15 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of cardio

Adjective

1984, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1991, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cardio was in 1984

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“Cardio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardio. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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cardio

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cardio

US, informal : any type of exercise that causes the heart to beat faster and harder for a period of time

cardio

adjective
car·​dio | \ ˈkärd-ē-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce cardio (audio) \

Medical Definition of cardio

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: cardiovascular sense 2 cardio exercises worked out on cardio machines

cardio

noun

Medical Definition of cardio (Entry 2 of 2)

: cardiovascular exercise 30 minutes of cardio daily

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