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exercising n : the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit" [syn: exercise, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout]

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  1. present participle of exercise

Extensive Definition

Sometimes the terms 'dynamic' and 'static' are used. 'Dynamic' exercises such as steady running, tend to produce a lowering of the diastolic blood pressure during exercise, due to the improved blood flow. Conversely, static exercise (such as weight-lifting) can cause the systolic pressure to rise significantly.


Active exhalation during physical exercise helps the body to increase its maximum lung capacity. This results in greater efficiency, since the heart has to do less work to oxygenate the muscles, and there is also increased muscular efficiency through greater blood flow. Consciously breathing deeply during aerobic exercise helps this development of the heart and lungs.



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exercising in Arabic: تمرينات رياضية
exercising in German: Training (Sport)
exercising in Esperanto: Korpekzercado
exercising in Spanish: Ejercicio físico
exercising in Galician: Exercicio físico
exercising in Japanese: フィジカルトレーニング
exercising in Portuguese: Exercício físico
exercising in Simple English: Exercise
exercising in Finnish: Kuntoilu
exercising in Swedish: Träning
exercising in Thai: การออกกำลังกาย
exercising in Yiddish: איבונגען
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