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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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Aquatic exercises can be beneficial for people with arthritis.
They showed that SBP significantly decreased after a 50-min aquatic exercise session at 70% of the HRR as a consequence of an acute response to exercise.
Aquatic exercises characterized by land exercises that help to lower the body load on the knees during performance.
In the non-exercising group, the likelihood of moderate to severe depression was 35-fold higher than in the groups who had practiced yoga or aquatic exercise.
Cadmus L, Patrick MB, Maciejewski ML, Topolski T, Belza B, Patrick DL (2010) Community-based aquatic exercise and quality of life in persons with osteoarthritis.
(1) Critically assess robotic and aquatic exercise options to maintain and improve the quality of life, cardiovascular fitness, and function of individuals with SCI
A reasonably sized, attractive pool makes aquatic exercise tempting, while a huge fitness room with multiples of each machine means you're unlikely to stand in line waiting to exercise.
Evaluation of hormonal response and ultrasonic changes in the heel bone by aquatic exercise in sedentary postmenopausal women.
After a review of physiological responses to immersion and aquatic exercise, the book describes the history and treatment implementations of several current theories, within a regional and system approach, using case studies.
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.

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