It’s all in an ‘Exercise’ word…

Right Term for Exercise

Once in a while someone comes up with a better term for things we know and do every day. They make up a new word that is better and share it with their friends. If it’s likeable, they share it and so on and so on… Then we all start to use the new term instead of the one we knew so well and it becomes the ‘Right Term’ for the Exercise.Thinking Clip Art

Why? Well, because change is good. Good as long as it takes us in the right direction – improving communication so things are less confusing. This is helpful when using fitness terms because there is so much to try to focus on, remember and apply to your daily life.

So here’s some examples for physical fitness and well-being… Please take moment and send us your thoughts about fitness words you use that may not (yet) be in the mainstream, words you grew up with that changed, or words you aren’t sure of their meaning.

Cardio – Aerobic Exercises or any exercises that elevates your heart rate.

Core – I’ve heard these are the muscles between the knees and the shoulders. They generally mean all the muscles of the torso, including the oblique’s (muscles along the side of your abdomen).

Wellness – fitness but more of an overall well-being. This takes into account the whole mind/body, activity and nutrition and in general, your wellness as a person.

We love to share – will you share the terms that you use when telling your family and friends about your exercises? Any terms that you find misused? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Author: Joan E Wilder

We provide information and motivation focused on the importance of physical activity to our quality of life. It is our hope to help people invest in themselves by staying active throughout their lives. It's that important.

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