Also called aer·o·bic ex·er·cis·es [uh-roh-bik ek-ser-sahy-ziz] /əˈroʊ bɪk ˈɛk sərˌsaɪ zɪz/ .(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.
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British Dictionary definitions for aerobics
(functioning as singular) any system of sustained exercises designed to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood and strengthen the heart and lungs
- aerobicist, noun
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Cultural definitions for aerobics
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