What is Running?

Category: Exercises

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Generic Name: Running

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health. It is performed for various reasons. These include strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance and for enjoyment.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
0
Moderate
5
Mild
9
None
18

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently doing Running)
Dosage Patients
1 hr daily 23
daily 17
3 hr weekly 11
30 min daily 9
weekly 8
1 hr m,w,f 7
30 min m,w,f 6
as needed 5
2 hr weekly 5
4 hr weekly 5
Why Patients Stopped Doing Running (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 9
Side effects too severe 5
I didn't have enough time 4
Not indicated 3
Did not seem to work 1
See all 17 patients who’ve stopped doing Running

Duration

Currently Doing Running
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 13
Stopped Doing Running
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 4
6 months-1 year 4
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 5
Adherence
Always
9 28%
Usually
15 47%
Sometimes
6 19%
Never
2 6%
Burden
Very
1 3%
Somewhat
12 38%
A little
11 34%
Not at all
8 25%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 4%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
22 96%
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5 patient evaluations for Running

freka
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freka
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: POTS 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
POTS

See freka's full Running history

Apr 24, 2014 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I did have to take a break from running because I developed osteomyelitis and had surgery to remove a joint in my toe. All healed up now and back on track. Nothing else helps my POTS but exercise.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 21, 2013 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 1, 2012 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 2 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I only stopped because the track I run on is outdoors, and it has snowed, so unless I convince somebody to shovel it clear, running season is over for me. I'll start back up in the spring. I have to run on tracks because they have an even surface, and the lane markings seem to help with my balance as well. It's strange, but sometimes I would run smoothly, but could barely walk! I don't like the indoor tracks because I get overheated; on the outdoor track I can run at night, when it is cool outside.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 22, 2012 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome): Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 2 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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StrkL
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StrkL
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See StrkL's full Running history

Sep 1, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mobility decreased: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: As of Sept 1, 2010, I am lumping running together with the other aerobic exercise I do - walking, exercise bike, elliptical.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Joint pain, Muscle aches

Jun 1, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mobility decreased: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I started running again, sporadically, about a year ago. Since June I've been running one or two miles a day, two or three days a week. I usually don't run it continuously. I'll run two or three laps (on an indoor track, 13 laps to the mile), then walk one or two, and repeat. I”ve found that walking and running reduce my freezing problems (I’ve had severe freezing episodes when I’m off). A couple of years ago, when I pushed hard while walking oar running, I would start to freeze. And once that happened, I could not walk well until I took my next dose of medication. And even then, it would take a couple of hours for my meds to kick in. Within the past year or so, I’ve been able to push myself much harder when exercising, without freezing. And when I do freeze, I can force myself to walk through it for close to half a mile. And even when walking is tough, running is a bit easier, and seems to keep me from going off. And even when I do freeze, once I stop, I can walk normally within a few minutes, and am good for a couple more hours. I’m also having much less off time –I’m essentially on from the time my meds kick in after I get up, until 7 or 8 at night. And I know walking and running is primarily responsible for this change, rather than my medications. Because from January until about April of this year (2010), I did much less walking and running (although I continued to exercise hard - usually exercise bike or elliptical) due to a strained hamstring. And once I started walking and running again, I would tend to freeze after about half a mile. But within a few months, I got my ability back and even improved from before.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Joint pain, Muscle aches

Dec 31, 2005 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Mobility decreased: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I started running in high school, to get in shape for track. I was never very competitive in track, but I enjoyed the way I felt when I was in shape. Running also helped me relax. And I noticed I almost never got sick. I had to stop running due to (unmedicated) Parkinson's, but I'm starting to do it again. I'll list it once I can regularly (once a week or so) run a mile or two.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Joint pain, Muscle aches

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Ramilla
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Ramilla
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Feb 10, 2010 (Started Dec 11, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve flexibility/strength: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 5 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: Running has kept most of m symptoms low on the sevarity scle, when ever I stop training, within a couple day I start to feel more tired, nd I start to notice more nerve pain on my left side.

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