(=physical activity) exercice m
→ I have had all the exercise I need for one day.
→ Lack of exercise can lead to feelings of depression.
to take exercise prendre de l'exercice
→ How often do you take exercise?
to get exercise faire de l'exercice
→ He never gets any exercise.
(for particular purpose, part of body)
→ These stomach exercises will tighten abdominal muscles.
breathing exercises exercices respiratoires
to do exercises faire des exercices
→ I do special neck and shoulder exercises.
→ That's when I try to meditate or do some deep-breathing exercises.
→ We did a few exercises to warm up.
(=schoolwork) exercice m
→ Try working through the exercises at the end of the chapter.
→ I want you to do exercise 4 for homework.
(=training activity) exercice m
→ I always start my singing practice with scales and exercises.
→ He took up piano lessons, combining standard classical exercises with his own attempts at Gershwin.
[+responsibility] exercice m
→ The exercise of personal responsibility is encouraged.
[+force] exercice m
→ Leadership does not rest on the exercise of force alone.
(=military activities) exercices mpl , manœuvres fpl
→ They're carrying out exercises off the North Cape.
[+muscle, part of body] exercer
→ Rowing exercises every major muscle group.
→ If you don't exercise your muscles they will grow weak.
[+right] exercer, faire valoir
→ They are merely exercising their right to free speech.
[+patience, care, restraint] faire preuve de
→ They had no intention of exercising restraint.
→ Britain has warned travellers to exercise care.
→ He exercised the dog every day in the woods.
to exercise sb's mind
(=be of concern to) préoccuper qn
→ This problem has exercised the minds of academics and politicians.
(=take exercise) faire de l'exercice → She exercises two or three times a week. → Never keep on exercising if you have even the slightest chest pain.
n exercice m de respiration
→ Breathing exercises are an important part of yoga.
damage limitation exercise , damage-limitation exercise
n opération f visant à limiter les dégâts
n vélo m d'appartement
n (for writing in)
(=keep fit class) cours m de remise en forme
→ Why not join an exercise class or go to the gym?
n matériel m d'entraînement
→ ... a gym with thousands of pounds worth of exercise equipment.
n programme m d'entraînement
→ The fitness instructors can devise your own personal exercise programme.
n vidéo f de gym
→ She's the latest TV personality to produce an exercise video.
[+prison] cour f
n exercice m physique