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maintain

(mān-tān′) [L. manu tenère, to hold in the hand]
1. To hold, support, or preserve.
2. To continue, e.g., a healthy behavior.
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The researchers found that over the study period, maintaining high levels of activity was associated with smaller gains in BMI and waist circumference compared with low activity levels after adjustment for race, baseline BMI, age, education, cigarette smoking status, alcohol use and energy intake.
When combined with the reduced end-strength scenario I highlight, I think this option could provide an additional critical piece for maintaining current capabilities within the NWCF entities.
The framework proposed here consists of six statuses: Imagining, i Nforming, Choosing, Obtaining, Maintaining, and Exiting, the initials of which form the acronym INCOME (Beveridge et al., 2002).
Governor: A device that regulates engine speed (maintaining a constant engine speed, regardless of load fluctuations)
Hundreds of soccer parents and players stopped by the Project EverGreen (PE) tent to receive a cold PE water bottle, sunflower seeds to plant, and a handout featuring tips for maintaining their own turf at home.
As reviewed earlier, the iSCSI session layer was responsible for maintaining the video stream to the video player application on the hosts.
* Armaments Cooperation Division (SAF/IAPQ), led by Colonel Helmut Reda, is responsible for identifying, establishing, and maintaining international cooperative research, development and acquisition programs with allied and friendly nations.
adustus is capable of maintaining rabies cycles independent of other species, but rabies cycles have not been persistent.
Although the vice president of finance was only interested in the bottom line, the president, and vice president of operations were more interested in maintaining good relations with the medical community, as well as the doctor at that site and the rest of the medical group who they feared would see the termination as an indication of weakness, or even worse, as a plan to dissolve the group.
Gaining, losing, or maintaining bodyweight is primarily a function of two variables: caloric intake (consuming calories) and caloric output (expending calories).
This article describes our experience over the past three years in maintaining a viable Energy Savings Performance Contract program at Kirtland Air Force Base, summarizes the issues we confronted, and outlines our solutions to those issues.