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To do physical exercise as a way of keeping fit - thesaurus

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burn off

to use up energy or get rid of fat from your body by doing physical activity



to do a physical activity such as walking, swimming, or running in order to stay healthy and make your body stronger



to move or use a particular part of your body in order to make it strong

firm up

to make the muscles in a part of your body stronger



to stay in the same position, for example when you are exercising



to run at a slow steady speed, usually for exercise or pleasure

limber up

to do gentle exercises that make your muscles stretch, especially in order to prepare for taking part in a sport

loosen up

to exercise your muscles before doing physical activity

pump iron

to lift heavy metal objects as a form of exercise



to change the shape of your body so that you have a lot of muscles

touch your toes

to bend, while keeping your legs straight, and touch your toes with your fingers, as a physical exercise

warm up

to prepare for a sport or activity by doing gentle exercises or practising just before it starts

warm up

to prepare for a particular race, game, or competition by competing in less important events first

work out

to do physical exercise as a way of keeping fit



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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