New words – 27 April 2020

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functional fitness noun [U]
/ˌfʌŋk.ʃᵊn.ᵊl.ˈfɪt.nəs/
physical exercises involving movements used to perform everyday tasks

Functional fitness has made trend lists for several years now, and 2020 is no exception. According to both canfitpro’s report and a worldwide survey by The American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Health & Fitness Journal, functional fitness will remain part of Canadians’ workout routines in the new year … Functional fitness makes it easier for people to carry out common tasks outside of the gym.
[globalnews.ca, 16 January 2020]

incidental fitness noun [U]
UK /ˌɪn.sɪˈden.tᵊl.ˈfɪt.nəs/ US /ˌɪn.sɪˈden.t̬ᵊl.ˈfɪt.nəs/
the condition of being physically strong and healthy as a result of being more active in one’s daily routine, such as taking the stairs instead of the lift

But if you really want to next-level your incidental fitness, you might want to think about swerving the bus, car or train on your morning commute in favour of your bike. The health rewards are astonishing.
[Metro, 22 November 2019]

HIIPA noun [U]
/ˈhiːpə/
abbreviation for high-intensity incidental physical activity: physical activity that is done as part of one’s normal daily life and not as part of an exercise or fitness programme

Integrating more HIIPA-style movements—such as adopting a brisker walking pace, carrying heavier loads like laundry or groceries up stairs, and vigorously scrubbing out your fridge—may help cut down on the amount of more structured workouts you need to do for the same cardio results. They can also bridge the gap on weeks where your training might be a little more sparse than usual, too.
[runnersworld.com, 4 March 2019]

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3 thoughts on “New words – 27 April 2020

  1. Jixun Han

    The term ‘Functional Fitness’ highlighted certain body-techniques for particular organ health or healthy-aims, after training and being insisted on…

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