Exercise

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Exercise

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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Several studies suggest that there is a positive relationship between relaxation exercises and students' performance within the classroom environment.
The effects of progressive muscle relaxation exercises on pain###Master###2012###94 patients###Randomized, Single Blind, Controlled, Experimental
2006) shows that the relaxation exercises help the blood flow this works to relieve tension and improves muscle tone.
Maternal preparation for sleep may incorporate a warm bath prior to bedtime, a foot massage, warm noncaffeinated herbal tea before bed, deep breathing, and relaxation exercises before bed.
For the purpose of designing the relaxation exercises most appropriate for the basic sample of the research, the researcher made a review of several references and the related literature and, accordingly, established the proper content in accordance with the opinions of experts.
Moreover, he also trained players on the optimal techniques to deal with stress by regulating breathing and relaxation exercises.
He particularly likes the stretching and relaxation exercises and they are helping him keep in shape as well.
Smith also takes a more holistic approach, including relaxation exercises, as well as discussing longevity, aging, and active patient participation.
Two CDs accompany the book and provide relaxation exercises and handouts to supplement the interventions.
Particularly, walking and relaxation exercises have direct and rapid effects on an individual's metabolism.
The Flying Without Fear app has an introduction by Branson, a video-based in-flight explanation of a flight, frequently asked questions, relaxation exercises and a fear attack button for emergencies with breathing exercises.
Tompkins and Martinez are both licensed psychologists and practitioners at a San Francisco center for cognitive therapy, and they provide concise and effective tips that include breathing and relaxation exercises, nutrition, sleep, exercise and facing fears "one step at a time." Additional chapters deal with knowing when to ask for help, and when medication may be a viable option for dealing with these stressful situations.