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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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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.
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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