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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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Comparison of traditional kegel exercises with obturator internus protocol for treating bladder incontinence.
Kegel exercises and childhood incontinence: A new role for an old treatment.
It is safe and beneficial for women to begin Kegel exercises within the first few hours after birth.
In a study of 38 men who had cancerous prostate glands removed, those advised to do Kegel exercises twice a day after surgery regained bladder control earlier than those who did not receive special instructions.
For Kegel exercise instructions write to: Kegel Exercise, The Saturday Evening Post, 1100 Waterway Blvd.
Also includes bonus Kegel exercises for pelvic floor strength.
Kegels (Pelvic floor contractions): Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the uterus, bladder and bowel.
I think there is this perception that Kegel exercises arc good for sexual function, but in a separate analysis, we didn't see any association between improvement in pelvic muscle function as measured by Brink score and any measure of sexual function," Dr.
28] With the introduction of biofeedback in 1984, the outcome of PFM training began to be evaluated and provided confirmation of the use of Kegel exercises in changing the PFM function.
Q I've read in your column that Kegel exercises can help a man last longer in bed.
And please encourage him to continue doing Kegel exercises.
PFM exercises are what my generation called Kegel exercises.