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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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They added BFB to a regime of pelvic floor exercises to one randomized group.
Three surveys studied the effect of bladder-sphincter biofeedback, 1 the effect of bladder training without biofeedback, and 1 the effect of pelvic floor exercises with biofeedback.
Patients were interviewed with five standard questions to determine incontinence symptoms and compliance with pelvic floor exercises (see Table 1).
It would seem that addressing pelvic floor strength and health in the antenatal period is of benefit but the question still remains as to whether pelvic floor exercises are the key to relieving stress urinary incontinence.
The Private Gym Kegel Male Trainer uses weighted rings that go around the penis when you do pelvic floor exercises, gradually building their strength as you go.
When done correctly, pelvic floor exercises have shown great effectiveness at treating symptoms associated with weak pelvic floor such as stress urinary incontinence.
They need to be aware of less invasive alternatives such as pelvic floor exercises which should be tried first before contemplating any type of surgery.
Pelvic floor exercises versus vaginal weight cones in genuine stress incontinence.
Drugs or surgery can treat an enlarged prostate in men, and mild stress incontinence can be self-treated with pelvic floor exercises.
The technique appears to be a combination of abdominal hollowing/ bracing and focuses on reactivating the transversus abdominis, as well as other familiar stretching, core strengthening and pelvic floor exercises.
Last year, I had a radical prostatectomy and, afterwards, was told by various health professionals to do the pelvic floor exercises to reform and strengthen the muscles that control the bladder.
We had her views on incontinence in women of a certain age, particularly after children, thoughts on pelvic floor exercises, why a recession is better than the credit munch and the benefits of pass the parcel at children's parties.