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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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This can be done easily and effectively on a weightlifting machine due to the ease and speed with which the exerciser can adjust the weight.
In general, the cardiac arteries of both the sedentary people and the casual exercisers, who worked out two or three times a week, were stiffer than in younger people.
Aerobic exercisers: The comparison among the three groups in aerobic exercisers showed extremely significant difference (p < 0.001).
Outdoor exercisers in areas with high PM concentrations are at the risk of causing lung impairment.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether significant differences exist in the domain of overall physical self-worth and the subdomains of sport competence, physical condition, body attractiveness, and physical strength among three groups of college females; intercollegiate athletes, regular exercisers who engage in low, moderate or vigorous intensity physical exercise 2--7 times weekly as defined by the ACSM, and nonexercisers who engage in physical activity less than 2 times weekly or as defined by the ACSM (Riebe, 2014).
The results, replicated in similar trials in Denmark (which involved walking), showed that the HIIT exercisers had greater improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness and reductions in blood sugar compared to exercisers who walked the same total distance at a slower pace in a continuous manner (Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, October 2011; the first in a series of studies).
As you know, consistency is one of the most important parts of an exercise program but this is also the part for which many exercisers fail, especially the "beginners." Some of the obstacles to keeping exercise regular are boredom, pain (both during and after exercise), and lack of technical ability.
The problem is that not all exercisers can afford to purchase a HR monitor.
The company strives to provide products that assist exercisers with achieving their goals, whether it is through their supplements, healthy snacks or clothing.
Also, more than three-fourths of exercisers say their sleep quality was very good or fairly good in the past two weeks, compared to slightly more than half of non-exercisers.
More than 75 percent of the 1,000 people questioned in the Internet and telephone poll who described themselves as exercisers said they slept well, compared to just over half of people who did no exercise.
Rodgers and colleagues (2009) found that gender was not related to ratings of exercisers and nonexercisers.