What is Physical Exercise?

Category: Exercises

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Exercise is recommended to help remain healthy as possible. It can help to maintain a weight and generally improve how one feels. It takes many forms. Finding the exercise that is right for you is key to keeping it useful and doing in on a regular basis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 508 161
Obesity 145 55
Stiffness/spasticity 107 30
Parkinson's disease 55 42
Multiple sclerosis 43 12
Improve mobility 35 20

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 6
Moderate 28
Mild 94
None 190

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Physical Exercise

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 34
Muscle aches 23
Pain in knee(s) 14
Tiredness 14
Muscle twitching (fasciculations) 5
Pain 5

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Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Physical Exercise

Dosage Patients Percentage
30 min daily 14
60 min daily 13
1 hr daily 6
daily 6
15 min daily 5
45 min daily 5
as needed 5
20 min daily 4
4 hr weekly 3
60 min weekly 3

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Why patients stopped taking Physical Exercise

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 51
I didn't have enough time 15
Side effects too severe 12
Course of treatment ended 11
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently doing Physical Exercise

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 17
10 years or more 68

Stopped doing Physical Exercise

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 31
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 15
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 87
Usually 144
Sometimes 73
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 32
Somewhat hard to take 86
A little hard to take 112
Not at all hard to take 88
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 6
$100-199 16
$50-99 20
$25-49 25
< $25 113
Not specified 138
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47 patient evaluations for Physical Exercise

Jan 29, 2020 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obesity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I cut back on how much I consume a day and walk 2 miles twice a week.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 31, 2019 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obesity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2019 (Started May 23, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 1, 2016 (Started May 23, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 10, 2016 (Started May 23, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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