15 patient evaluations for Physical Exercise taken for the purpose of 'General health' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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Feb 16, 2017 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Exercising not only increases your physical ability, but helps lift your mood! You feel like you've accomplished something!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 19, 2014 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Any type of exercise is not only good for your body, but it helps tremendously with your emotional state!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 12, 2016 (Started Jun 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I can't understate how important this is! The muscles and motor neurons need stimulation and exercise does the trick.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 16, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I exercise for strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, speed, and coordination. For details see http://home.earthlink.net/~strkl/
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Fatigue

Oct 17, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I've worked really hard on my balance. In fact, it's now the best it's ever been. I listed balance exercises I did at http://home.earthlink.net/~strkl/element/element.balanc.html I listed a type of exercise that seems to help with my dystonia at http://home.earthlink.net/~strkl/spec/spec.dyston.html
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Fatigue

Jul 8, 2011 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I have noticed that if I miss about three days of exercise, my medications don't work nearly as well. So one of the unexpected positive effects of exercise is that I need less medication that I would need otherwise. Also, while (mild) fatigue is a side effect, I have much more energy when I exercise regularly, than when I don't. I usually exercise first thing in the morning, because that's when I feel the best. If I exercise in the afternoon, I tend to freeze unless I take a nap first.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Fatigue

Dec 26, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm lumping all my aerobic exercise (exercise bike, walking, running, elliptical) into one category - physical exercise. I do about forty minutes each day. I still list weights separately. I've found that my Parkinson's is much better controlled when I exercise regularly. The cost I list is the cost of my gym membership, plus a little extra for shoes and exercise clothes.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Fatigue

Oct 3, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: As of Sept 2010, I am exercising about forty minutes a day. Most days I will combine exercise bicycle with walking and some running. One day a week I will warm up for ten to fifteen minutes on an exercise bike and/or some walking, then lift weights for about half an hour.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Fatigue

Nov 29, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 1965)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: See my evaluations of exercise bicycle, elliptical trainer, walking, weight training, and running. I've been exercising regularly - mostly running - for over forty years. One major unexpected benefit - I almost never get sick - I seldom get as much as a cold.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Fatigue

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 18, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 1961)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

May 9, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 1961)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 19, 2010 (Started Mar 26, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: feel so much better after doing it!

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stress)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 26, 2010 (Started May 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 8, 2009 (Started Aug 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Whole body ache, Tiredness, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness, Whole body ache, Muscle aches, Fatigue

Jan 5, 2009 (Started Aug 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Whole body ache, Tiredness, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tiredness, Whole body ache, Muscle aches, Fatigue

Aug 25, 2008 (Started Aug 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 min Daily
Advice & Tips: make exercise a regular part of your treatment
Side effects: Tiredness, Whole body ache, Muscle aches, Fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 19, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle aches, Whole body ache, Tiredness, Pain in knees, Fatigue, Muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Try to get in or stayin shape if possible. I have always felt better after a good work out, but can not hold to a good scheldue after being dianosed - I get depressed when I remember how I used to be and the shape I am in now. It is hard to get back in shape and being around others at my gym who are in good shape doesn't make it any easier..
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue, Tiredness, Whole body ache, Muscle twitching (fasciculations), Pain in knees, Muscle aches

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 18, 2009 (Started Jan 04, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: Sometimes I have a headache and I don't go but if I still go I find that the headache goes away. It's great for self-esteem, energy levels and mood. I take classes and I like this because I can decide that today I want a danse mix class instead of toning and maybe I want to try zumba. It's a lot of un and I'm more relaxed in my everyday life which is very sedentary. Plus I walk every week at least 1hour, maybe 2 hours.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Oct 16, 2008 (Started Jan 04, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: Do what you like. I like classes so that's what I do.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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