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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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So when they started doing this slow deep breathing exercises for the first time, as Fight or Flight response, sympathetic system might have got activated.
[17] During breathing exercise practice, attention is drawn away from external distracting stimuli when participants intentionally focus on breathing and intend to relax.
This was the first study of its kind to assess the impact of breathing exercises alone on blood vessels in hypertensive subjects.
The mean heart rate in all groups before and after breathing exercise were demonstrated in Table 3.
The difference in mean values were statistically significant at (p<0.01).Hence it can be interpreted that breathing exercise has a significant effect on the respiratory rate of patients with COPD.
After 12 weeks of slow breathing exercise training, BMI was decreased significantly in the study group (P < 0.05).
Apart from walking, we also do yoga and breathing exercises for 15 minutes.
Japan can no longer spend much money on social welfare, a breathing exercise like this could help people prolong their health-life span,' Homma said.
[9] Breathing exercises are helpful in reducing breathing difficulty, making the individuals comfortable, and helps in full recovery.
Pranayamic breathing exercises have been reported to affect the ANS in different ways depending on the breathing technique, duration of practice and the period of recording of the autonomic parameters.
If the breathing exercise isn't enough, Somnox also comes with a sound playback feature.
The following simple abdominal breathing exercise is extremely effective in calming the mind, releasing tension and energising the body.