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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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Exercise and illness are typically considered bedfellows.
Earlier, a brief about the joint naval exercises was conducted wherein details of different evolutions and exercises were discussed by both sides.
Focus at first on activities or exercises that make the heart and lungs work harder, such as walking, jogging, swimming, and cycling.
Our main findings indicate that students who were taught exercise physiology using a combination of PBL exercises with web-based discussion, lectures and laboratory exercises performed as well as students taught using a more traditional teaching strategy (i.e.
Income realized from the exercise of ISOs is not included in regular taxable income when exercised by the employee.
Medicine ball exercises emphasize movements, not individual muscles.
Assume Smith exercises her options in 2009 when the stock price is $30 per share.
I think we all came away from the exercise with a clearer idea of what can be expected of us at the CSCC and I look forward to taking what I learned back to my unit and sharing this information to help prepare others for future UFL exercises."
* To build muscle and prevent bone loss, do strength training exercises at least twice a week using weights you can lift no less than 8--but no more than 15--times.
A 1-day table-top exercise in San Diego, California, in December 2004 emphasized voluntary compliance with home quarantine to control an emerging infectious disease outbreak.
Athletes in the latter part of their high school freshman year or older should be ready for this type of workout, provided that they have worked with the scripted exercises in an organized, supervised, and well-coached environment for an extended period of time.
Then one day you feel unfocused, just going through the motions of your exercise routine and not really getting into it.