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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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Anything that gets you breathing deeper, your heart pumping and your body sweating is cardiovascular exercise - walking up a hill, playing tennis, cycling, swimming, kick-boxing or aerobic-style classes.
2) One group of women did a traditional concurrent exercise program, with weight training immediately followed by cardiovascular exercise on a treadmill.
It is also excellent cardiovascular exercise, and puts knees and joints under minimal strain.
For every 10 pounds of weight you lose through dieting and cardiovascular exercise, three pounds of that total is muscle.
Chapters claim that starches, not fat, are what fuel heart disease; warn against the health risks of a vegetarian lifestyle (vitamin B12 deficiency is a problem that can only be remedied with supplements, and other important nutrients are much less likely to be consumed in a vegetarian lifestyle); and recommend interval-exercise and weight training for improved heart health rather than long-duration cardiovascular exercise.
Cardiovascular exercise improves cognitive performance and cortical function in elderly people, and appears to roll back age-related losses in brain volume, according to a series of studies that Stanley J.
Some people start with as little as two minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day.
Cardiovascular exercise improves cognitive performance and cortical function in elderly people, and it also appears to roll back age-related losses in brain volume, according to a series of studies described by Stanley J.
A YOU should try to do some form of cardiovascular exercise such as running, walking, swimming or aerobics for 30 minutes, three times a week.
Owner and creator of Brentwood's hardcore, high-concept fitness studio Greg Isaacs 360, the trainer practices and preaches an ongoing regimen combining cardiovascular exercise, strength training, stretching and "as-close-to-the-farm, natural nutrition" to create healthy, athletic bodies (think Britney more than Gwyneth).
A study conducted on the primary ingredient in Hydroxycut (calcium/potassium salt of 60% HCA extract from Garcinia cambogia) showed that subjects lost an average of 10 pounds in just eight weeks when they combined it with a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity cardiovascular exercise five times per week.
Also include two to three cardiovascular exercise sessions, at least 30 minutes in length, each week.

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