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To implement the right of the holder of an option to buy (in the case of a call) or sell (in the case of a put) the underlying security.


In option contracts, to buy (in the case of a call) or sell (in the case of a put) the underlying asset. The option holder has no obligation to exercise the option, and only does so if he/she believes it benefits him/her. Depending upon the nature of the option, this may be done at any point during the life of the contract, or it may only be done on the contract's expiry date. The strike price of the sale is agreed-upon in the option contract, that is, before the option is exercised.


To require the delivery (for example, a call option) or to force the purchase (for example, a put option) of the option's underlying asset. Many options expire without being exercised because the strike price stated in the option is unfavorable to the holder.


When you act on a buying or selling opportunity that you have been granted under the terms of a contract, you are said to exercise a right.

Contracts may include the right to exchange stock options for stock, buy stock at a specific price, or buy or sell the security or product underlying an option at a specific exercise price.

For example, if you buy a call option giving you the right to buy stock at $50 a share, and the market price jumps to $60 a share, you'd likely exercise your option to buy at the lower price.

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A certified instructor will guide guests through this latest trend in group exercise, designed to be the perfect combination of strength and flexibility exercises with added cardio to burn fat fast.
One week following the injury, gentle flexibility exercises were added to improve hip and knee ROM as well as hamstring, hip flexor and calf muscle length.
Sometimes Boylan will devote an entire training session to stretching and flexibility exercises.
First run an easy two miles for a warm-up and then do ten minutes of flexibility exercises.
First, although there is a great deal of controversy, this research indicates that hamstring flexibility may be protective and that's something you can improve with flexibility exercises before and after your workouts.
Stretching and flexibility training are not necessarily synonymous and you can differentiate between the different types of stretching and flexibility exercises in order to perform the most appropriate and effective means of increasing functional range of motion.
If you do not currently exercise regularly, make sure to ease into it by gradually building up to at least 30 minutes of physical activity, five days a week, and adding strength training and flexibility exercises.
Fitness plan that pairs resistance training and cardio with flexibility exercises adaptable to skill level and schedule
A balanced fitness program should include cardio work, strength training and flexibility exercises, such as yoga, and exercises such as Pilates that target the core muscles.
Each day the construction company's top executive leads staff -- upper management included -- in a series of stretches and flexibility exercises aimed at preventing workplace injuries -- even if that workplace is a desk.
We are encouraged by these results, which demonstrate that a well-designed program combining aerobic, strength, balance and flexibility exercises can make a difference for those who are at high risk of losing mobility function," said Jack Guralnik, MD, PhD, a co-leader of the study from the National Institute of Aging.
To further reap the benefits of the game, David Donatucci, fitness director for the PGA of America, recommends including golf-specific strength and flexibility exercises with driving range and course time.

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