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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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Different types of aerobic and resistance exercises have positively influenced functional capacity, lean body mass, muscle strength and glycaemic control in patients with T2DM as compared with the non-exercise control group.
Reversing physical weakness - Reasonable amounts of resistance exercise can enable elderly adults to regain strength, fitness, and physical abilities so that they do less sitting and more walking.
Resistance exercise, on the other hand, is essential for increasing--or even just preserving--lean body mass, which is especially critical for older adults.
Many mechanisms have been proposed to contribute to PEH following resistance exercise.
Likewise, an 8-week program of resistance exercise training was found to be ineffective on cognitive functions (38).
This exercise method was adopted from some valid sources, and the influence of this type of resistance exercise on muscular preparation has been validated in previous studies (24).
The evaluations related to allodynia occurred at the following times: a first assessment of baseline latency (BL) was before injury; the second evaluation (EV2) was on the 3rd PS before resistance exercise training (RET) and EV3 was on the same day, immediately after RET; the EV4 was on postoperative day 7 after RET; EV5 was on the 10th PS before RET; EV6 was on the 14th PO after RET; EV7 was on 21st PO after the last RET; and the last evaluation (no resistance physical exercise), EV8, occurred in 22nd PO, prior to euthanasia of animals.
Constant-load resistance exercise test Lactate kinetics and cardiovascular response: Through repeated measures ANOVA with Greenhouse-Geisser correction significant differences were detected in mean blood lactate concentrations between sets (F = 51.
The collaborative team of psychology and applied physiology faculty and students plans to expand the study in the future, now that the researchers know resistance exercise can enhance episodic memory in healthy young adults.
Static or resistance exercise involves contraction of skeletal muscle without a change in muscle length, hence also known as isometric exercise (iso = same; meter = length).
Resistance exercise in men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.