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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvigorousvig‧o‧rous /ˈvɪɡərəs/ ●○○ adjective  1 ENERGETICusing a lot of energy and strength or determination Your dog needs at least 20 minutes of vigorous exercise every day. Environmentalists have begun a vigorous campaign to oppose nuclear dumping in the area. a vigorous debate Vigorous efforts are being made to find a solution to the problem. The measures provoked vigorous opposition in right-wing circles.2 HEALTHYstrong and healthy a vigorous young man
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vigorousAt 80, Peck was still vigorous and living in Paris.She was not too interested in the vigorous Claudine now that the light of day was here.Williams' question started a vigorous debate among board members.According to a recent survey, a quarter of people over twelve get no vigorous exercise at all.Poor, lacking cohesion, she could not pursue a vigorous foreign policy.a vigorous opponent of gun controlShe put herself through many risky experiences on the road, along with some vigorous political activity.This does not mean embarking on extremely vigorous pursuits, although people in their 70s and 80s still run marathons!Next there was a vigorous Russian dance, with plenty of stamping of feet and clapping.The same vigorous speech was heard on the streets, through which surged hosts of excited men.vigorous exerciseShe believed that girls needed a fair dose of daily and vigorous exercise.Skeletal muscle also plays a part in propelling lymph, by massaging the ducts, particularly during vigorous exercise.The golden rule is to begin gently and not to plunge into a sudden regime of vigorous exercise.Skiing is vigorous exercise, and it takes muscle power to control your skis on a downhill run.Studies of Whitehall civil servants in 1973 and 1980 suggested that vigorous exercise at weekends was associated with less heart disease.Williams cautioned that vigorous exercise can carry risks.The rate of decrease of the pulse after vigorous exercise is a good indication of the overall fitness of an individual.During vigorous exercise the brain generates chemicals called endorphins.
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