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Aerobic exercise

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Definition

noun

A form of exercise designed to promote aerobic metabolism, involving low to moderately intense activities performed for extended periods of time.


Supplement

Examples of aerobic exercise includes walking, running, swimming and cycling.


Word origin: The term and the method were developed by exercise physiologist Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., and physical therapist Col. Pauline Potts.

Compare: anaerobic exercise.