Cardio



a combining form meaning “heart,” used in the formation of compound words:
cardiogram.
Contemporary Examples

This is a nice way to shake up the routine and will really add an element of cardio the exercise.
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Those carbs need to be burned with cardio, or else weight loss will plateau.
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Some supporters keep pace, and others trail behind walking, there to observe Booker in the flesh more than for the cardio.
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Their roster also includes Reformer, Power Tower, cardio Chair, and many other Pilates-based classes.
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Tone is their MegaFormer-based class, drawing from Pilates with a strength and cardio twist.
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Lifting Weights Get a cardio workout in while lifting weights!
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Do cardio and strength train simultaneously while engaging every major body part.
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Depending on who you ask, cardio exercise is either the fountain of youth or the ticket to an early grave.
Dispelling the ‘Chronic Cardio’ Myth Jason Fitzgerald April 22, 2014

Head to the grocery store and carry your groceries home for a quick arm workout, or clean your home for cardio boost.
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Looking for a rec center with an acre of cardio and weight machines like the ones used at the Beijing Olympics?
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combining form
heart: cardiogram

before vowels cardi-, word-forming element meaning “pertaining to the heart,” from Latinized form of Greek kardia “heart” (see heart (n.)).

cardio- or cardi-
pref.

Heart: cardiovascular.

Cardia: cardiodiosis.

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  • Cardioaccelerator

    a substance that increases the heart rate. cardioaccelerator car·di·o·ac·cel·er·a·tor (kär’dē-ō’āk-sěl’ə-rā’tər) n. An agent that increases the heart rate.



  • Cardioactive

    of or relating to a drug or other substance affecting the function of the heart. cardioactive car·di·o·ac·tive (kär’dē-ō-āk’tĭv) adj. Affecting the heart.

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