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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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Hence it is interpreted that breathing exercise has a significant effect on dyspnea of patients with COPD.
Study included healthy adults aged between 30 to 40 years and not practicing any kind of breathing exercises or yoga.
It is probably different 'patterns' of impulses generated in the vagus during various breathing exercises that effects hypothalamus and alters autonomic balance.
Thus this practice of deep breathing exercise can be advised to COPD & asthmatics patients as it reduces the airway resistance & improve their ventilation.
It is also possible to tone up the digestive system by using deep breathing exercises.
The breathing exercises are very simple, concentrating on regular deep breathing with your hands on your chest so that you can see and feel your lungs expand.
Implications: Simple breathing exercises have the ability to improve and even reverse chronic health problems including asthma, sleep apnoea, hypertension, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, reflux and anxiety.
For sports, I have found that breathing exercises are my most commonly prescribed technique for stress management (such as pre-tournament jitters), mental clearing (like letting go of mistakes and refocusing) and within routines (for instance, before starting your service motion).
The MindUP program, launched in 2011, incorporates breathing exercises and physical activities into class time for stress reduction, emotion regulation and attention improvement.
It uses breathing exercises performed in the recovery of essential hypertension as a deep inspiration which drives cost and diaphragmatic breath and exhale a prolonged vowel chanting "U" as a sigh.
Download apps such as GPS for the Soul, which provides a stress-relieving guide to help you unwind with meditation, breathing exercises, and more.