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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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(2012) Cochrane review, six studies compared Kegel exercise training with or without biofeedback to no treatment or verbal instructions on urinary incontinence.
Though people can do Kegel exercises on their own, working with a specialized therapist to learn other ways to manipulate the muscles of the pelvic floor can help control urgency and leakage.
Kegel exercises help strengthen the muscles that support the bladder, the uterus, and bowels.
BACK IN 1948, USC gynecologist Arnold Kegel, MD, announced the health benefits of strengthening the pelvic floor with what became known as Kegel exercises. As it turned out, practicing the simple PC muscle contractions not only helped cure urinary incontinence, it helped women have orgasms--some for the first time.
Kegel exercises which was long known to help women with childbirth and recovery have been recommended for men as well by experts.
For instance, if you're experiencing urinary or fecal incontinence, your doctor may recommend Kegel exercises (described below) or medication.
(4) Incontinence treatments may include behavioral modification, medication, a referral to physical therapy, perhaps surgery, and Kegel exercises.
"Many women know about kegel exercises for the pelvic floor from when they were pregnant, but there are others that can be more effective.
(29) This protocol arose after many patients were not improving with Kegel exercises alone.