Outline of exercise

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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 exercise[edit]

Aerobic exercise[edit]

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

Aerobic exercise

Anaerobic exercise[edit]

Anaerobic exercise

Strength training[edit]

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



Stretching exercises[edit]


Specialized training methods[edit]


Exercise and health[edit]

Health benefits of exercise[edit]

Dangers of exercise[edit]


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

History of exercise[edit]

Exercise equipment[edit]

List of exercise equipment



Physiology of exercise[edit]

Exercise physiology

Health monitor[edit]

Remote physiological monitoring

Miscellaneous concepts[edit]

Significant people of physical fitness[edit]


See also[edit]


  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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