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exercise:

see physical fitnessphysical fitness,
combined good health and physical development. The object of any program of physical fitness is to maximize an individual's health, strength, endurance, and skill relative to age, sex, body build, and physiology.
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exercise

1. US and Canadian a ceremony or formal routine, esp at a school or college
2. Gymnastics a particular type of event, such as performing on the horizontal bar
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The effect of cocontraction of the masticatory muscles during neck stabilization exercises on thickness of the neck flexors.
In the present study, we investigated whether there was a change in the shoulder MVIC strength after receiving a core stabilization exercise program.
This study was supported by various studies that after 8 weeks of stabilization exercise of thoracic spine, outcomes were measured through pain scale, spinal mouse, biodex balance system, and McGill's trunk muscle endurance tests.
Cervical and scapulothoracic stabilization exercises with and without connective tissue massage for chronic mechanical neck pain: A prospective, randomised controlled trial.
Spinal Stabilization training sessions were composed of 10 minutes of warm-up exercises, 30 minutes of stabilization exercises, and 10 minutes of cool-down and stretching exercises in a group setting.
Preliminary development of a clinical prediction rule for determining which patients with low back pain will respond to a stabilization exercise program.
(18) Another study reported the increased activation of local and global muscles during the stabilization exercise on unstable surfaces.
Abbreviations: ANOVA = analysis of variance, EMG = electromyography, ES = erector spinae, FFT = fast Fourier transformation, LBP = low back pain, MF = median frequency, MVAS = Million Visual Analog Scale, SE = standard error, SSE = spinal stabilization exercise.
In Akhtar's study of 120 subjects with non-specific low back pain, it illustrated that core stabilization exercise program are more effective in terms of reduction in pain, compared to routine physical therapy exercise, demonstrating a similar conclusion as our study.17 Core stability exercise may increase the activation of deep fibers and cross-sectional area of paravertebralmuscles2, facilitate the stability and coordination of lumbar spine, and subsequently result in a better clinical outcome in the treatment of low back pain.
(2013) found a decline of 6.1 in the MODQ score for their lumbar stabilization exercise group after 8 weeks of exercise program while they found a decline of 3.6 in the score for their dynamic exercise group.