Translation of exercise in Spanish:

exercise

ejercicio, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɛksərˌsaɪz//ˈɛksəsʌɪz/

noun

  • 1

    (physical)
    ejercicio masculine
    swimming is good exercise nadar es un buen ejercicio
    • to take exercise hacer ejercicio
    • you don't take much/any exercise no haces mucho/ningún ejercicio
    • I play tennis for exercise juego al tenis para hacer ejercicio
    • He takes part in national triathlon events - but it's the sheer physical exercise he enjoys as much as the competition, he insists.
    • Patients attend the classes twice a week for six weeks doing activities ranging from arm exercises to using a treadmill.
    • The course can be tailored to an individual's precise needs and looks at health, fitness, exercise and how to do it safely, and diet.
    • Regular aerobic exercise is also important and should be considered when scheduling the amount of time dedicated to resistance training.
    • Prior to starting any exercise program, consult your primary care manager or specialist.
    • Trying to follow an extremely ambitious exercise regimen while traveling may not be realistic.
    • Unfortunately this lack of vigorous physical exercise has resulted in an increase of various illnesses.
    • You've finally committed to an exercise regime.
    • A change of eating habits, medication, along with exercise, has improved his health.
    • Sport enriches life's experience, physical exercise improves health, and in this country we need far more investment in both.
    • An hour's worth of prime time exercise greatly improves heart health.
    • She said swimming was an ideal form of exercise for improving health and helping people control their weight
    • And when it comes to circulatory disease, regular, aerobic exercise is the best prescription.
    • The only advice is - no strenuous physical exercise for the rest of the day.
    • Heart patients in the district are among the first in the country to be helped back to health with exercise classes.
    • Muscle strength was found to be a good predictor of exercise tolerance as well.
    • Rest is very important and some mild regular physical exercises are very beneficial and can cure many people.
    • Women who walk or do other aerobic exercise on a regular basis have a lower risk of hip fracture.
    • You see, for most of my life I've considered myself a no-hoper when it comes to exercise; a physical jerk, if you like.
    • The physical activity and exercise programme will be based on suggestions from the community.
  • 2

    • 2.1(drill)

      ejercicio masculine
      to do an exercise hacer un ejercicio
      • breathing/vocal exercises ejercicios respiratorios/vocales
      • Pangnirtung was selected as the ideal spot for an exercise to test army skills in a remote area.
      • Money simply had not been spent in Finland prior to 1939 for many large-scale military training exercises.
      • The event originated in Hong Kong in 1981 as a military training exercise for the Gurkhas.
      • His deployments, coupled with training and regular field exercises, mean that he has been away from home a lot, like most soldiers nowadays.
      • He provided tactical interrogation training support to the Regiment during field training exercises.
      • When we first arrived, the road would be closed at times for military training exercises.
      • On field training exercises, combat soldiers will be out of touch (never mind sight) from loved ones for days.
      • Indeed, in February the US conducted its first ever joint military exercises with Indian troops in India.
      • The American military has rapidly created new training exercises and manuals to incorporate lessons learned from deployments since the end of the Cold War.
      • Amongst other exercises, the navy practised the firing of cruise missiles, long-range rockets and torpedoes.
      • This is borne out by the results of research and experience in military training exercises.
      • They were sent to a Royal Marines training camp for military exercises to stimulate team spirit, foster leadership skills and sharpen their ability to make swift decisions.
      • Furthermore, squadrons frequently are attached to the Royal Marine Commandos to support their military exercises.
      • A severe fuel shortage has limited the country's ability to conduct military training exercises.
      • State officers will conduct joint training exercises and coordinate radio communications.
      • American army and navy forces will be holding joint training exercises in the Niger delta area.
      • During the last decade, there had been dramatically fewer field drills and exercises.
      • How often during training exercises or combat operations have we seen commanders able to employ only a fraction of the combat power in their command?
      • Lt Cdr Tully said the annual three-day exercises were designed to test a ship's ability to operate both as a single unit and as part of a task force.
      • The new training facilities enable the crew to practise vital exercises without taking out the helicopter, which costs $3,000 an hour to fly.

    • 2.2School
      (set of questions)

      ejercicio masculine
      • The hands are huge, but topped with long, fussy fingernails, and he practises vocal exercises to raise his voice.
      • So it is only logical to practise oceans of exercises to master the tricks of gaining high marks.
      • Oh and yes, vocal warm-up exercises and warm tea help too!
      • Relaxation and breathing exercises also help reduce anxiety symptoms.
      • There is plenty of prose to explain the ideas, as well as many exercises to test what the student has learned.
      • Other techniques used in sports psychology to enhance performance include imagery, cognitive coping skills and relaxation exercises.
      • The classes varied from week to week in an attempt to give us a flavour of different exercises and skills.
      • As this is an exercise for increasing skill, don't set the jumps too high or they'll become a barrier to learning.
      • Fans filled the Nat Lofthouse stand to watch the team practise passing and throwing exercises.
      • The active involvement of parents in discussions and skill building exercises were key elements of the course.
      • Once in, we practised a few exercises (compass, orientation, cramp removal) and began our descent.
      • Simple breathing exercises when practiced regularly can reverse a lifetime of bad breathing.
      • Sit in the middle of your yard and practice some deep breathing exercises.
      • After a multitude of prolonged tests and diving exercises, he was put back on active duty.
      • This Is Only A Test Simulations and tabletop exercises help CSOs practice and plan the best response for worst-case scenarios.
      • Today's teachers are told that drill-and-practice exercises on basic skills are not as important as was previously thought.
      • Pelvic floor exercises have been successfully used since 1948.
      • During these three weeks, the operators learn how to operate the RWS, and participate in a series of practical exercises to apply these skills.
      • Study group volunteers were given training to learn and perform slow breathing exercises for 15 days.
      • If necessary, people should practise some eye protection exercises or use eyedrops if their eyes are tired, Yu said.

    • 2.3Military

      ejercicios masculine
      maniobras feminine
      to go on exercise(s) ir de maniobras

  • 3

    (undertaking)
    a public relations/cost-cutting exercise una operación de relaciones públicas/recorte de gastos
    • the whole point of the exercise is to show up the inadequacies of the system se trata precisamente de demostrar las fallas del sistema
  • 4

    (use)
    (of rights, power) ejercicio masculine formal
    (of caution, patience) uso masculine
    in the exercise of his authority en el ejercicio de su autoridad
    • The singleness of the end contrasted with the multiplicity of means, allowed for the full exercise of human faculties.
    • Then does the exercise of the power conferred by clause 8.5 necessitate such an addition or omission?
    • Thus America became the first nation to disestablish religion and to protect the free exercise of religion by law.
    • He also attacked them for the exercise of predatory power over their smaller competitors.
    • The exercise of critical judgment moves beyond the exercise of technical and practical judgment.
    • It wasn't until four years later that the First Amendment was adopted guaranteeing the free exercise of religion.
    • The high court has consistently defended the free exercise of religion as well as the right not to practice religion.
    • But that would be a matter for that Court in the exercise of its jurisdiction.
    • I am not persuaded that this case merits such exceptional exercise of jurisdiction.
    • Here are a few other cases going on right now where the ACLU is defending the free exercise of religion.
    • The section is commonly described as involving the exercise of a discretion.
    • The thesis demonstrates the potential of divorce to threaten individual men's exercise of patriarchal authority and their masculine identities in very concrete ways.
    • This Amendment ensures the freedom of speech, press, assembly, and free exercise of religion.
    • His main burden seemed to be that in a just society there should be more room for the free exercise of religion in relation to higher learning.
    • It says Congress shall make no law establishing a religion or interfering with the free exercise thereof.
    • Mary then suggests a few remedies to this ridiculous exercise of free speech by students.
    • It also prohibited the federal government from interfering with the free exercise of religion.
    • The exercise of these activities leaves the discretion of judicial authority and the free exercise of judicial power intact.
    • Should those rights at any time in the future be available for exercise, the applicant says it is the entity entitled to do so.
    • This most fundamental exercise of Executive authority is binding on the courts.
  • 5exercises plural
    US

    (ceremony)
    ceremonia feminine
    • When I finished high school, I didn't go to graduation exercises, I went straight to serve in the army.
    • He returned to the topic of education in an address he gave in various versions at graduation exercises in the 1860s.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(give exercise to)

      (body) ejercitar
      (dog) pasear
      (horse) ejercitar
      (horse) trabajar
      (recruits/troops) (hacer) ejercitar
      • There are various ways to exercise dogs and horses and various ways to kill foxes.
      • A friend has been exercising her horse, Izzie, which is kept at stables in Highworth.
      • The attack occurred when the claimant was off duty and exercising the dog on the fields adjacent to his house.
      • However, NFH members say they will simply be exercising their horses and hounds and insist that the dogs will be called off if they start chasing a fox.
      • A couple of weeks ago, Ann was out exercising her horse on the family farm when she was thrown suddenly by the animal.
      • But tourism officials say other chalet owners specifically book because an area of the sands is available to exercise their pets.
      • Dog-owners in the New Forest fear they will be prevented from freely exercising their pets if a new code of conduct comes into force.
      • If you spend most of your free time in your house, chances are you aren't exercising your body - or your mind - enough.
      • Dog walkers, who exercise their pets in the fields, have complained to the police, claiming substances at the site have poisoned their pets.
      • There is also growing support for the notion that exercising the body and the brain tend to preserve neurons.
      • Swimming is a good option: the joints are exercised but your body weight is supported by the water, making injury less likely.
      • With many country footpaths and bridleways closed because of the epidemic, owners are finding it more difficult to exercise their pets.
      • Almost every part of the body is exercised, right down to flexing the toes!
      • Usually the circuit is completed twice so that each side of the body is exercised equally, and to enable you to try the second circuit at a higher level.
      • So much emphasis is placed on exercising the body these days, but very little thought is given to enhancing the senses.
      • This is why bodybuilders rarely exercise a body part (other than abs) more than once a week.
      • When Margaret called on Molly, she found her propped up in bed, staring out the window at the new riding ring where several old-timers were exercising the horses.
      • As with all juniors he would have started mucking out stalls and exercising the horses in the early hours of the morning.
      • Not everyone can or wants to spend time exercising their body.
      • For the last 18 months the children have been exercising their legs, arms and even pulling faces in their gym class with a difference.
      • It felt wonderful exercising my body in this new way and little by little I began to gain some confidence as I acquired an understanding of a few techniques.
      • The movements are almost geometrical and use parts of the human anatomy not usually exercised in day-to-day activities.
      • Two other key elements of the program, exercise your body and your brain.
      • I have to say it is indicative of a certain section of society who spend so much time exercising their bodies and so little their minds.
      • I was exercising a horse early one morning when she suddenly reared and fell over backward.
      • He exercises different muscle groups each day, alternating between biceps and triceps and chest and stomach.
      • Beyond exercising his body, he has been working on his New York accent too for the show.
      • The new steps allow her to walk unaided into the water, where she can exercise her arms and legs while lying on a special mat to keep her afloat.
      • It's great to use your brain, but it's important to exercise your muscles as well.
      • Due to failing health, many owners are no longer able to exercise their dogs, which is where the trust would like News Shopper readers to step in.
      • These turning and stretching movements work to release tension and therefore reduce stress - allowing every part of the body to be exercised without pain.
      • You can always tell when somewhere suburban is pretty because it's full of people exercising their dogs and looking the other way when they foul the grass.
      • A Sunday newspaper reported that the incident happened in July when Anne, 52, and her husband were exercising the dog.
      • Park rangers patrol Bradford parks every day and so do police - even dog handlers exercise their dogs there.
      • By the end of this session there were very few happy faces, as Mark Scanlon and Desi Foley fully exercised their legs - displaying immense strength, power and speed.
      • Stables also regularly use the wide expanse of shoreline to exercise their horses.
      • Over the years many local residents have been using the disused track for walks, exercising their horses and dogs, jogging or just to admire the natural beauty of the area.
      • Sloping downward now, the street skirts the park where the professional dog walker exercises different pets each morning.
      • Rather spend your money on your health: get a gym membership, hire a personal trainer or take an adventure holiday that exercises your body and excites your mind.
      • Local dog owners used the canal bank to exercise their pets.

    • 1.2formal (preoccupy)

      (mind/conscience) preocupar
      (mind/conscience) inquietar
      to be much/greatly exercised by / about sth estar muy/enormemente preocupado por algo
      • The members of the County Council are exercised about the problem of crime and drunkenness on our streets.
      • ‘Jack has been constantly exercised about this issue since it arose,’ said the Whitehall source.
      • In his most recent works, the artist negotiates, afresh, the counterpoint between city and landscape, home and world, that has long exercised him.
      • The theme of the artist and his almost magical powers is one that exercised him greatly throughout his career.
      • Most Southern Baptists were exercised about the possibility but not excited.
      • And it's clear that everybody was very exercised about the way they were conducted.
      • If only people would get so exercised about the effect of all this waste on the environment.
      • They are not exercised about these issues, or they might care a little bit, but not very much.
      • The SNP, as it happens, is exercised about other outrages too.
      • ‘I think they were exercised about my idea for a metallic roof,’ says Walker.
      • But a recent flier suggests that the publisher might finally be a little exercised about the competition.
      • It's rural people who are most removed from New York and DC who are most exercised about terrorism.
      • Yet it's hard to get too exercised about the likes of Wilson.
      • That's why they are so exercised about tiny pieces of evidence today.
      • If he was exercised about a threat, why not go meet it?
      • There is no right to refuse - doing so would be considered contempt for the court, something most judges are apt to get fairly exercised about.
      • A lot of people get exercised about this, and it isn't even the biggest problem that results from property-tax funding of schools.
      • It's hard to get too exercised about capital gains, however, or any of the other issues that are present now.
      • A newspaper account mentioned that some men are exercised about the predominance of pink in her wardrobe.
      • The admission of irrelevant evidence wastes time, of course, but parties rarely become exercised over the possibility that time might be wasted.

  • 2

    • 2.1(use)

      (control/power/right) ejercer
      (patience/tact) hacer uso de
      to exercise restraint obrar con moderación
      • to exercise great care proceder con sumo cuidado
      • the examiner will exercise his discretion in such cases tales casos quedan a criterio del examinador
      • What remains important at this late stage is that everyone exercises their rights and votes on Thursday.
      • Since bankers can't guarantee a humongous first-day jump, professional investors are exercising more caution.
      • The authorities exercised reasonable restraint in dealing with the situation.
      • So, we would submit that discretion should be exercised in our favour, for that reason.
      • The view holds that even a law passed by Congress forbidding the use of torture doesn't apply when the president exercises his exclusive power.
      • The court is not exercising jurisdiction over the merits of the dispute.
      • We therefore find that, on the balance of probabilities, the options were validly exercised on 29 April 1996.
      • The GMC had been asked for information but inquiry chairman Suzan Matthews decided it would speed the process if she exercised her legal powers.
      • States must take effective measures to ensure that all persons entitled to vote are able to exercise that right.
      • They await judgement of the Federal Court as to whether they might exercise their rights to apply for asylum in Australia.
      • Presidents in ordinary times have fewer opportunities to exercise what James MacGregor Burns has referred to as transformational leadership.
      • Members of a disadvantaged group would merely exercise the option to join the privileged group.
      • The banks stress they only exercise this right in extreme circumstances and would only take money from an account that was in credit.
      • There is a strong case for ministers, not judges, to exercise emergency powers in extreme situations.
      • Often such power is exercised more effectively in respect to foreign policy than domestic reforms.
      • In so doing, it is argued, he was properly exercising his discretion under subsection 4.
      • He said the court was only exercising its jurisdiction and functions and was not usurping the Parliament's functions.
      • If anything, you need to start exercising more caution, more restraint.
      • And the spokesperson said furthermore there are strict safeguards in the Bill to ensure the power is properly exercised.
      • Being a water-borne disease, jaundice can be tackled if the people exercise enough caution in preparing and consuming food.

    • 2.2(exert)

      (influence/action) ejercer


intransitive verb

  • 1

    hacer ejercicio
    ejercitarse