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U.S. Navy sailors exercising, 2010.

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 exerciseEdit

Aerobic exerciseEdit

Athletes taking part in a race on a snowy park in USA.

Aerobic exercise

Anaerobic exerciseEdit

Anaerobic exercise

Strength trainingEdit

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



Stretching exercisesEdit


Specialized training methodsEdit


Exercise and healthEdit


  • Reps –
  • Sets –
  • Workout –
  • Warm up – yes
  • Ripped –
  • Buff –
  • Recovery –

History of exerciseEdit

Exercise equipmentEdit

Physiology of exerciseEdit

Miscellaneous conceptsEdit

Significant people of physical fitnessEdit


See alsoEdit


  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. doi:10.1056/NEJM200007063430103. PMID 10882764.
  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.

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