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 505 154
Obesity 138 50
Stiffness/spasticity 102 28
Parkinson's disease 54 41
Multiple sclerosis 43 12
Improve mobility 35 20

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 28
Mild 84
None 178

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Physical Exercise

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 33
Muscle aches 23
Whole body ache 15
Tiredness 14
Pain in knees 13
Muscle twitching (fasciculations) 5

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Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Physical Exercise

Dosage Patients
30 min daily 27
60 min daily 15
daily 15
1 hr daily 11
15 min daily 7
45 min daily 7
45 min m,w,f 5
20 min daily 5
2 hr weekly 4
30 min weekly 4

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Why patients stopped taking Physical Exercise

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 50
I didn't have enough time 14
Side effects too severe 12
Course of treatment ended 11
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 3
Expense 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently doing Physical Exercise

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 67
10 years or more 49

Stopped doing Physical Exercise

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 32
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 82
Usually 137
Sometimes 63
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 30
Somewhat hard to take 83
A little hard to take 95
Not at all hard to take 88
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 14
$50-99 20
$25-49 25
< $25 111
Not specified 121
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46 patient evaluations for Physical Exercise

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

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for obesity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I go to water aerobics twice a week.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obesity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 25, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Dealing wth ALS is very tiring both physically and mentally, but exercise as hard as it is helps my body and my emotions.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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