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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.

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Although the potential rewards are great, the employee must be willing and able to risk the full amount of the exercise price.
This means people dealing with chest congestion, a hacking cough or upset stomach are better off avoiding exercise until they recover.
The Joint PN RSNF Naval Exercise Naseem Al Bahr is aimed on enhancing interoperability and sharpen the tactical proficiency in Counter Piracy, Anti Air and Surface Warfare and Mine Countermeasure Warfare.
"Current guidelines suggest that health benefits can be gained when patients with type 2 diabetes spend 30 minutes exercising each day, but published data has failed to show intermittent exercise to be effective," said Richard Mackenzie, PhD, of the University of Westminster in London, U.K., and lead author of the study.
This is a measure of the recovery energy expenditure after exercise, and it has been thought to consist of anaerobic contributions to exercise as well.
Net thriving increases further for those who exercise more frequently, but it levels off at five to six days of exercise and then drops substantially -- to 43% -- for those who say they exercised every day.
It concluded that there was no basis to apply the protection of these provisions to the trust before it, because the arrangement could have been changed to avoid GSTT through the exercise of the decedent's GPA in favor of nonskip persons.
Handouts and posters in the attendants' lounge areas offered daffy reminders of how much exercise participants were getting.
The questions used to evaluate knowledge and comprehension of key concepts as well as ability to apply course material to specific situations were: 1) "Name and describe the different methods by which body heat is lost during exercise in a hot environment.
It takes only about 15 minutes to complete a session of six or more exercises. The ball should be heavy enough to slow down your movement, but light enough to allow for accuracy and range of motion.
Equipment and apparel for aquatic therapists, water fitness instructors, and aquatic exercise enthusiasts.