4 patient evaluations for Exercise

Jun 27, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr M,W,F
Advice & Tips: My exercise program is difficult to describe, as it is always changing. Many factors convinced me to finally become more active. I was already managing my MS quite well with diet alone, but I was weak. Interested in activities that required minimal or no physical activity. After some negative news from an MRI scan, my neurologist urged me to start exercising like they had done many times before. Around Christmas of 2011 I signed up for a PE class, that was ironically mostly online, to fulfill a general in my degree. I made a decision that now was the time to change my pathetic physique. I decided I would buy and Xbox with Kinect as an interactive exercise motivation. To my surprise that worked quite well. I quickly became interested in more challenging routines and more difficult activities. once my 7 week long online pe class was over I was confident that I knew enough to start weight training and doing self lead cardiovascular activities. Last month, may 2012 I took two more pe classes that were a few weeks long. This fulfilled my final pe requirements and helped solidify the methods that are most beneficial. Today I do an average of 30 or more min of cardio each day, and lift weights every other day. I do my best to use every muscle group and not ignore anything. Of course some days I do very little, but I always strive for more intensity each new week as I am interested in progressive improvement for the next 10 years or so. a few months ago I started keeping track of all my activity in a journal like composition book. I plan to continue this until I have reached my lofty goals. My distant goals include things such as: (100 proper push-ups in under 2 min, 3000 proper jumping jacks in under 50min, 25 proper pull-ups/chin-ups in under 1 min, Running a 6minute mile)
Cost: < $25 monthly

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