purpose n.the reason for which it is made or done
The purpose of the research is to try to find out more about the causes of the disease.
pulse n.the regular beating of the heart, especially when it is felt at the wrist or side of the neck
Exercise increases your pulse rate.
promote v.to encourage people to like, buy, use, do
It has long been known that regular exercise promotes all-round good health.
routine n.actions regularly followed
Each day, they followed a strict routine of work, ritual baths, and prayer.
stone’s throw n.a very short distance
The apartment is just a stone's throw from the sea.
reverse v.move backward
There is pressure on the council to reverse its decision.
on foot adv.walking or running
He thought about this for a moment and decided to go on foot.
keep-fit n.physical exercises to keep your body healthy
It's great for running, cycling and swimming or just keeping fit.
leisure n.free time
Most people only have a limited amount of leisure time.
pretty adv.quite, but not extremely
The house has four bedrooms, so it's pretty big.
suburb n.the outer area of a town, rather than the shopping and business centre in the middle
We live in a suburb of London.
residents n.locals; inhabitants
The local residents were angry at the lack of parking spaces.
rely v.depend on with full trust or confidence
I know I can rely on your discretion.
brisk walking n.another term for walking fast or speed walking
Brisk walking burns up more calories than slow jogging.
sedentary lifestyle n.lifestyle that involves little or no physical activity
Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle has been linked with an increased risk of heart disease.
turning point n.the time when a situation starts to change in an important, esp. positive, way
Having the baby was a turning point in their lives.
unfortunately adv.used to say that something is sad, disappointing, or has a bad effect
Money is, unfortunately , rather tight, and at least staying in doesn't cost anything.
run errands v.to go out to fulfil some tasks
After school he runs errands for his father.
innovation n.a new idea or method
This process, which includes further innovation , creates a valuable revenue stream.
reliant a.dependent on something or someone
The project is heavily reliant on volunteers.
decent a.socially acceptable or good
I thought he was a decent person.
strolling around v.to walk slowly and leisurely around (some place)
I like strolling around in the cities that I travel to.
relax v.make or become less tense or anxious
This exercise will help you to relax your neck muscles.
jaunty a.happy and confident
When he came back his hat was at a jaunty angle and he was smiling.
loose-limbed a.supple and physically relaxed
"I was too busy to go to the concert this afternoon," he said, sitting down in his loose-limbed way.
ungainly a.awkward and without grace in movement
The thin, ungainly boy didn't seem to have the makings of a star gymnast.
stately a.formal in style and appearance
He always walked with a stately bearing.
vigorous a.strong, healthy, and full of energy
He takes plenty of vigorous exercise.