What Is Aerobic Exercise? - Definition, Benefits & Examples


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What does aerobic refer to?

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1. Which physical activity is NOT aerobic exercise?

2. Which of the following is TRUE about moderate intensity exercise?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Aerobic exercise is any physical activity that gets your heart beating faster than at rest. This test/worksheet will aid in your understanding of the types and importance of aerobic exercise. Some vocabulary you will be tested on includes aerobic, moderate intensity exercise, and vigorous intensity exercise.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this test, you will be assessed on the:

  • Definition of aerobic
  • Types of aerobic exercise
  • Attributes of moderate intensity exercise
  • Health benefits from aerobic exercise

Skills Practiced

The assessment/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of aerobic exercise
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of aerobic exercise to understand the resulting health benefits
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the types of moderate intensity exercise and vigorous intensity exercise

Additional Learning

To learn more about the benefits of aerobics to the cardiovascular system and more, review the accompanying lesson titled What Is Aerobic Exercise? - Definition, Benefits & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define aerobic exercise and cardiovascular system
  • Understand the health benefits of aerobic exercise, such as the reduction in stress, tension, anxiety and depression
  • Differentiate between aerobic exercises for general health benefits and for weight loss