Exercise 2

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Health and Sickness - Exercise 2

Health and Sickness
to pantverb

to breathe quickly, loudly, or in a labored manner, whether due to excitement and exertion, or as a result of doing something energetic

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pantnoun

a short, quick, and labored intake of breath

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personal trainernoun

a person who possesses sufficient knowledge, skill, or experience to design an effective fitness program or to offer advice or guidance on exercise and fitness

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physical education
physical educationnoun

sport, physical exercise, and games that are taught as a subject in schools

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planknoun

an abdominal exercise for building core strength and stability which is done by pressing one's forearms or palms on a flat surface with elbows directly under one's shoulders and holding the raised position for a period of time

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power walkingnoun

a type of exercise similar to walking that heavily emphasizes speed and exaggerated arm motion

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press-up
press-upnoun

a physical exercise that requires a person to lie on their stomach and raise their body off the ground while keeping their back straight and supporting the weight of their body on their hands and toes alone

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to pump ironphrase

to exercise by lifting heavy weights in order to become fit or to gain muscle mass

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punching bag
punching bagnoun

a hanging stuffed bag that is struck with the fists, and with which fighters train

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pushupnoun

a power exercise for strengthening chest and arm muscles, in which a person is lying on their stomach with their back straight, raising their torso by pressing down on their hands

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regimennoun

a set of instructions given to someone regarding what they should eat or do to maintain or restore their health

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repnoun

‌the number of times one does a single exercise in one's workout routine before moving on to the next exercise or before taking a break

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to run
to runverb

to move using our legs, faster than we usually walk, in a way that both feet are never on the ground at the same time

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short-windedadjective

breathing rapidly; gasping for air, particularly after a vigorous physical effort

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sit-up
sit-upnoun

an exercise in which a person can strengthen their stomach muscles by constantly changing from lying to sitting position without moving the legs

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spinningnoun

a low-impact exercise that is performed on an exercise bike

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squat thrustnoun

an exercise that specifically targets leg muscles, in which hands are kept on the floor, feet shoulder-width apart, and legs fully thrusting backwards from a squatting position

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staminanoun

the mental or physical strength that makes one continue doing something hard for a long time

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stepnoun

an exercise that is performed by stepping on and off of an elevated platform

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strenuousadjective

characterized by or performed with much energy or force

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to stretch
to stretchverb

to extend one's body parts or one's entire body to full length

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to sweat
to sweatverb

to produce small drops of liquid on the surface of one's skin

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Tabatanoun

a form of high-intensity exercise that has both fitness and weight-loss benefits and is consisted of short periods of vigorous physical activity with short breaks in between

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to toneverb

to make one's muscles stronger or more contracted

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to tonifyverb

to make a part of the body firmer, smoother and stronger, by exercise or by applying special creams, etc.

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to train
to trainverb

to exercise in preparation for an sports event or competition

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treadmill
treadmillnoun

an exercise device consisting of an endless belt on which a person can walk or jog without changing place

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to walk
to walkverb

to move forward at a regular pace by putting one foot in front of the other, never having both feet off the ground at once

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walk
walknoun

a short journey we take on foot

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walker
walkernoun

someone who travels by foot, particularly for exercise or pleasure

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warm-upnoun

a series of compound exercises that mostly involve stretching and are often performed in order to boost one's flexibility and athletic performance, as well as reducing the chances of injury before a workout session

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to work out
to work outverb

to exercise in order to get healthier or stronger

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workout
workoutnoun

a session of physical exercise or practice meant to improve or maintain health, fitness, or strength

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Zumbanoun

a well-known fitness program in which people dance to Latin American dance music

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