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Outline of exercise

Running to get exercise

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to exercise:

Exercise – any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons including strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, as well as for the purpose of enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent the "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.[1][2]


  • Types of exercise 1
    • Aerobic exercise 1.1
    • Anaerobic exercise 1.2
      • Strength training 1.2.1
    • Calisthentics 1.3
    • Stretching exercises 1.4
    • Specialized training methods 1.5
    • Other 1.6
  • Exercise and health 2
    • Health benefits of exercise 2.1
    • Dangers of exercise 2.2
      • Injuries 2.2.1
  • Terminology 3
  • History of exercise 4
  • Exercise equipment 5
    • Traditional 5.1
    • Other 5.2
    • Weight-lifting equipment 5.3
  • Exercise trends 6
  • Physiology of exercise 7
    • Health monitor 7.1
  • Miscellaneous concepts 8
  • Significant people of physical fitness 9
  • Lists 10
  • See also 11
  • References 12
  • External links 13

Types of exercise

Aerobic exercise

Aerobic exercise

Anaerobic exercise

Anaerobic exercise

Strength training

Strength training (by muscle to be strengthened; (c) = compound exercise, (i) = isolated exercise)



Stretching exercises


Specialized training methods


Exercise and health

Health benefits of exercise

Dangers of exercise



  • Reps –
  • Sets –
  • Workout –
  • Warmup –
  • Ripped –
  • Buff –
  • Recovery –

History of exercise

Exercise equipment

List of exercise equipment



Weight-lifting equipment

Exercise trends

Exercise trends

Physiology of exercise

Exercise physiology

Health monitor

Remote physiological monitoring

Miscellaneous concepts

Significant people of physical fitness


See also


  1. ^ Stampfer, M. J.; Hu, F. B.; Manson, J. E.; Rimm, E. B.; Willett, W. C. (2000). "Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in Women through Diet and Lifestyle". New England Journal of Medicine 343 (1): 16–22.  
  2. ^ Hu., F., Manson, J., Stampfer, M., Graham, C., et al. (2001). Diet, lifestyle, and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in women. The New England Journal of Medicine, 345(11), 790–797. Retrieved October 5, 2006, from ProQuest database.

External links

  • Yahoo! Health
  • Alberta Centre for Active Living Physical Activity @ Work website
  • American College of Sports Medicine website
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