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To put into action, practice, or force; to make use of something, such as a right or option.

To exercise dominion over land is to openly indicate absolute possession and control.

To exercise discretion is to choose between doing and not doing something, the decision being based on sound judgment.


(Discharge a function), verb act, administer, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, conduct, do duty, efficere, engage in, execute, exercere, facere, officiate, perform, practice, pursue, put in motion, put into action, put into effect, put into practice, serve as, translate into action, wage
Associated concepts: authority exercised under the United States Constitution, exercise an option, exercise jurisdiccion, exercise of judicial discretion
Foreign phrases: Cui jurisdictio data est, ea quoque connessa esse videntur, sine quibus jurisdictio explicari non potest.To whomsoever jurisdiction is given, those things also are supposed to be granted, without which the jurissiction cannot be exercised. Frustra est potentia quae nunquam venit in actum. A power is a vain one if it is never exercised.


(Use), verb apply, avail oneself of, bring into play, bring to bear, draw on, employ, make use of, operate, practice, put in action, put in practice, put to use, put to work, turn to account, utilize, wield
Associated concepts: exercise a right to vote, exercise an option, exercise discretion, exercise dominion, exercise due care, exercise of power
See also: act, apply, campaign, commission, discipline, effort, employ, endeavor, enterprise, exert, exploit, labor, officiate, operate, ply, practice, problem, resort, transaction, undertaking, wield, work
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A recent meta-analysis also demonstrated that low to moderate intensity endurance exercise acutely and chronically decreases blood pressure and arterial stiffness after exercise (Vaitkevicius et al.
Effect of endurance exercise training on Ca2+ calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II expression and signaling in skeletal muscle of humans.
Training frequency has been reported to directly affect the capacity to perform endurance exercise [15].
Norepinephrine response to exercise at the same relative intensity before and after endurance exercise training.
Now we know that the antioxidant protein Nrf2 guards the muscle regeneration process in the elderly mice and loss of Nrf2, when combined with endurance exercise stress, can cause severe muscle stem cell impairment," said Madhusudhanan Narasimhan, a U of Utah senior research associate and the study's first author.
It is plausible that the short duration of HIIT compared to traditional type endurance exercise would allow for a relatively quick way for people under highstress or experiencing acute high stress levels to alleviate some of the potential negative effects of elevated cortisol in the body and mind.
Similar to the effect seen after resistance exercise, consuming protein with carbohydrate during recovery from endurance exercise promotes muscle repair.
Endurance exercise training protocols have shown to improve the attenuated blood flow response in working muscles during exercise in the aged population.
Table 1 Nutrient, substance, Claim food or food category Caffeine Caffeine contributes to a reduction in the rated perceived exertion/effort during endurance exercise Caffeine Caffeine contributes to an increase in endurance capacity Caffeine Caffeine contributes to an increase in endurance performance Caffeine Caffeine helps to improve concentration Caffeine Caffeine helps to increase alertness Source: European Commission Working document on the establishment of the list of permitted health claims ("Article 13 list"); 9/12/2011
2001) trained a group of female monkeys to do 2 hours of endurance exercise (running) per day.