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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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Media can play very vital role in the process of hindering the way of diabetes however general masses should also adopt the habits of physical exercise and careful eating to avoid this disease,
Yamanaka et al suggest that the autonomic nervous system itself might be responsible for the time-dependent effect of physical exercise. However, it may also be linked to the 'clock genes' in muscle tissue.
Based on training undergoing, all the participants were divided into four groups, i.e., Yoga group, physical exercise group, walking group, and control group.
The physical exercise has anti-inflammatory effect that can be obtained via decrease in visceral fat mass, decrease in the Toll-like receptors (TLRs) expression on macrophages and monocytes and release of anti-inflammatory cytokines.
The analysis of the results shows that most students practice physical exercise only once a week only during physical education classes.
Moderate-to-high intensity physical exercise in patients with Alzheimer's disease: a randomized controlled trial.
Numerous studies have shown that physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age.
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Dietary changes are the cornerstone of NAFLD management, and there is less evidence for how physical exercise affects liver fat content.
Regular physical exercise significantly improved measures of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease independently of dietary changes, according to a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials published in the October issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Longitudinal studies have shown that leisure time physical exercise reduces the risk of chronic neck/shoulder pain [10-14], while obesity increases the risk [14,15].