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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Each participant performed four stretching exercises, namely SS, dynamic stretching with no-load (DSNL), DS with a light load (DSLL, 0.25 kg), and DS with a heavy load (DSHL, 0.5 kg), in random order.
Other studies with stretching exercises evaluate, besides pain, other variables that can be improved with exercise training in companies.
Tissue Specific plantar fascia stretching exercise enhances outcomes in patients with chronic heel pain.
Which the quantity of dynamic stretching exercises for the lower limbs with the objective of result a better vertical jump performance?
To be similar with the static stretching exercises, two different stretching methods both for the hamstring and quadriceps muscles were composed for the dynamic stretching routines.
Immediately after the stretching exercises, their HR, SBP, DBP, and Sp[O.sub.2] values were measured twice (as before).
The participants performed the modified WT after 5, 20, 40, or 60 minutes following one of two different warm up protocols: one consisting of a conventional cycle warm-up and another comprising of static stretching exercise for the involved muscles.
Thus, the inclusion of stretching exercises concurrent with RT increases the training workload, which may result from the association with a lower oxygen supply due to blood vessel occlusion (McCully, 2010; Costa e Silva et al., 2014) and acute post-stretching strength loss (Costa e Silva et al., 2012; 2013).
The participants were randomized to take part in two weekly sessions of tai ji quan balance training, a multimodal exercise program that incorporated aerobic, strength, balance and flexibility exercises, or a program that focused solely on stretching exercises. Over a three-year follow-up, tai ji quan balance training reduced falls by 58 percent compared to stretching exercises, while the multimodal exercise program reduced falls by 38 percent.
Among specific topics are assessing the lumbo-pelvic hip girdle, functional anatomy of the knees, elements of corrective exercise programs, stretching exercises, and building successful client relationships.
"A few breathing and stretching exercises can help keep the nerves calm and cool," said Gokul Ram, a yoga instructor based in Dubai.
"Women over 50 can benefit from several types of exercise, including aerobic activities, strengthening and stretching exercises, and activities that target balance and stability," says Jaclyn Bonder, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Weill Cornell Medicine.