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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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This intervention included 5-10 minutes of seated, gentle, upper- ex-tremity stretching or flexibility exercises at each meeting.
Static flexibility exercises are safe and even beginners can do them without risk.
They are trained eight hours a week from as early as five years in gymnastics, acrobatics, singing and dancing besides a number of strength and flexibility exercises.
Each session included aerobic exercise, resistance training, and balance and flexibility exercises.
uses Bollywood and British Asian music for the routines while in the cool-down section of the class there are body stabilisation and flexibility exercises which are designed to improve core strength and balance.
Always do flexibility exercises before you go out to walk.
A description of helpful strength and flexibility exercises specific to that skill concludes each chapter.
She suggests a combination of aerobic, strength, balance, and flexibility exercises with a focus on improving your core muscles so you can catch yourself if you start to fall.
Include the following to tackle your all-round fitness and all areas of your body, and you'll be well on your way to fitness: Cardiovascular activity - brisk walking, jogging, aerobics or dance class, netball; Resistance training - weights or own body exercises such as push-ups and sit-ups; Flexibility exercises - stretching, yoga and pilates-based activities.
The primary objective of this review was to evaluate the effects of physiotherapy and exercise training including aerobic (cardiorespiratory), muscle strengthening, flexibility exercises on global health related quality of life, fibromyalgia related signs and symptoms, and physical function in subjects with FM.
The need for flexibility necessitates stretching and flexibility exercises to promote joint health and the recovery from high intensity exercise.