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
Obesity 1173 59
General health 596 169
Stiffness/spasticity 130 33
Parkinson's disease 56 42
Improve mobility 50 22
Multiple sclerosis 48 12

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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 30
Mild 100
None 203

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Physical Exercise

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 38
Muscle aches 25
Tiredness 18
Pain in knee(s) 17
Pain 7
Muscle twitching (fasciculations) 6

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Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Physical Exercise

Dosage Patients Percentage
60 min daily 11
30 min daily 7
20 min daily 4
45 min daily 4
daily 4
60 min weekly 3
15 min daily 3
4 hr weekly 2
1 hr daily 2
3 hr daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Physical Exercise

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 52
I didn't have enough time 15
Side effects too severe 13
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
1 - 6 months 4
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 32

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 92
Usually 154
Sometimes 79
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 33
Somewhat hard to take 94
A little hard to take 120
Not at all hard to take 92
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 6
$100-199 17
$50-99 20
$25-49 28
< $25 121
Not specified 147
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48 patient evaluations for Physical Exercise

Jul 25, 2020 (Started Jul 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: Been slacking...Covid19 kept the rec center closed. I don't enjoy walking much with my brace.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: pain in feet, feet tingling, muscle aches, achiness

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jul 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (feet tingling, pain in feet, muscle aches, achiness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Need to develop schedule and routine to increase adherence to.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: pain in feet, feet tingling, muscle aches, achiness

Aug 7, 2009 (Started Jul 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle aches, achiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Pump those endorphines!!!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: pain in feet, feet tingling, muscle aches, achiness

  • 0 helpful marks

May 25, 2020 (Started Apr 15, 2020)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for suicidal ideation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obesity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Twice daily
Advice & Tips: It markedly improves many areas particularly depressed mood and general feeling of wellbeing. Big stress reliever as well. Well worth getting into and keeping it up.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 29, 2020 (Started Feb 21, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obesity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 min Daily
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 Feb 21, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obesity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 min Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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