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, [Gr.,=with oxygen], system of endurance exercises that promote cardiovascular fitness by producing and sustaining an elevated heart rate for a prolonged period of time, thereby pumping an increased amount of oxygen-rich blood to the muscles being used.
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light exercises designed to promote general fitness, develop muscle tone, etc.
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Although it was created during World War II to train a special breed of commercial sailor who could guide ships through dangerous waters, it has become a kind of business school with calesthenics
Trying their best to remain calm following the arrest of their fugitive daughter, Martin Soliah said that he and his wife have been taking daily walks in the desert, working in the garden and doing calesthenics