Also called aerobic exercises. (used with a plural verb) any of various sustained exercises, as jogging, rowing, swimming, or cycling, that stimulate and strengthen the heart and lungs, thereby improving the body’s utilization of oxygen.
(used with a singular verb) a physical fitness program based on such exercises:
Aerobics is a good way to get your body in shape.
They were up on their feet so often to applaud the Texas senator that his speech was practically an aerobics class.
Paul, Cruz Duel at ‘Values Voter’ Event Olivia Nuzzi September 25, 2014
Many dance instructors register their classes at gyms and teach women or men (separately) under the name of aerobics.
Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread IranWire January 1, 2015
Whatever the current passion, it was obvious that the fasting and aerobics had been abandoned.
John Grisham’s First Short Story: Part Two John Grisham October 25, 2009
(functioning as sing) any system of sustained exercises designed to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood and strengthen the heart and lungs
method of exercise and a fad in early 1980s, American English, coined 1968 by Kenneth H. Cooper, U.S. physician, from aerobic (also see -ics) on the notion of activities which require modest oxygen intake and thus can be maintained.
aerobics aer·o·bics (â-rō’bĭks)
A system of physical conditioning to enhance circulatory and respiratory efficiency that involves vigorous, sustained exercise, such as jogging, swimming, or cycling, thereby improving the body’s use of oxygen.
A program of physical fitness that involves such exercise.
Exercise designed specifically to improve cardiovascular fitness and, subsequently, the body’s use of oxygen. Also called aerobic exercise.
Note: The term aerobics usually refers to a specific kind of vigorous exercise, sometimes involving dance steps, that is set to music. Other forms of aerobic exercise include running, cycling, and swimming.
- Aerobic respiration
noun a type of respiration in which oxygen is taken in and carbon dioxide and water are produced; also, the use of oxygen in the breakdown of foodstuffs to create energy Historical Examples In aerobic respiration, oxygen is absorbed and CO2 given off. The Nature of Animal Light E. Newton Harvey aerobic respiration n. Respiration […]
Also called aerobic exercises. (used with a plural verb) any of various sustained exercises, as jogging, rowing, swimming, or cycling, that stimulate and strengthen the heart and lungs, thereby improving the body’s utilization of oxygen. (used with a singular verb) a physical fitness program based on such exercises: Aerobics is a good way to get […]
(of an organism or tissue) requiring the presence of air or free oxygen for life. pertaining to or caused by the presence of oxygen. of or utilizing the principles of : aerobic exercises; aerobic dances. adjective (of an organism or process) depending on oxygen of or relating to aerobes designed for or relating to aerobics: […]
aerobicize aerobicize aer·o·bi·cize (â-rō’bĭ-sīz’) v. aer·o·bi·cized, aer·o·bi·ciz·ing, aer·o·bi·ciz·es To perform vigorous exercise as part of a program to improve physical fitness.