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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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35] reported that an increase in the musical cadence was strongly correlated with increased physiological response in young, healthy women participating in aquatic exercises.
Aquatic exercises characterized by land exercises that help to lower the body load on the knees during performance.
Lim JY, Tchai E, Jang SN (2010) Effectiveness of Aquatic Exercise for Obese Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Aquatic exercise, core, resistance exercise with elastic bands, unstable surfaces and EMG.
1) Critically assess robotic and aquatic exercise options to maintain and improve the quality of life, cardiovascular fitness, and function of individuals with SCI
Evaluation of hormonal response and ultrasonic changes in the heel bone by aquatic exercise in sedentary postmenopausal women.
In addition, one pilot study (Smith & Michel, 2006) examined the effects of aquatic exercise on the discomforts of pregnancy on a sample of 40 non-exercising women.
Those using this unique combination of aquatic exercise and multisensory equipment should pursue additional research to establish the evidence to support the positive anecdotal experiences and observations of these exciting environments.
The People with Arthritis Can Exercise (PACE) program and aquatic exercise programs are also available in many places through the Arthritis Foundation.
Bartels et al (2007), in their Cochrane review, concluded that while aquatic exercise provided short-term beneficial effects for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis, the longer term benefits had not been investigated.
Regulars from aquatic exercise classes across Birmingham took part in a workout at Beeches Swimming Pool, Great Barr, in aid of Cancer Research UK.
If we bring in aquatic exercise or sports, anything that happens in the water requires more than four times the effort than it would on land, yet it spares serious wear-and-tear on the body because of the gravity-free environment water provides.

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