What is another word for exercise?

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Activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness
“He takes part in national triathlon events - but it's the sheer physical exercise he enjoys as much as the competition, he insists.”
The use or application of a faculty, right, or process
“He also attacked them for the exercise of predatory power over their smaller competitors.”
A task set to practise or test a skill
“As this is an exercise for increasing skill, don't set the jumps too high or they'll become a barrier to learning.”
A military drill or training manoeuvre
“Pangnirtung was selected as the ideal spot for an exercise to test army skills in a remote area.”
Physical activity
To put into action or service
“States must take effective measures to ensure that all persons entitled to vote are able to exercise that right.”
To worry or vex
“Yet it's hard to get too exercised about the likes of Wilson.”
Engage in physical activity to sustain or improve health and fitness
“She exercises two or three times a week.”
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