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 502 148
Obesity 135 48
Stiffness/Spasticity 101 26
Parkinson's Disease 54 41
Multiple Sclerosis 43 12
Improve mobility 35 20

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 28
Mild 84
None 176

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
Pain 6

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Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Physical Exercise

Dosage Patients
30 min daily 28
60 min daily 16
1 hr daily 14
15 min daily 8
daily 7
45 min daily 6
30 min weekly 5
20 min daily 5
2 hr weekly 4
45 min m,w,f 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
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 15
2 - 5 years 24
5 - 10 years 71
10 years or more 59

Stopped doing Physical Exercise

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 31
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 86
Usually 133
Sometimes 62
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 29
Somewhat hard to take 82
A little hard to take 93
Not at all hard to take 90
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 14
$50-99 19
$25-49 24
< $25 114
Not specified 118
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46 patient evaluations for Physical Exercise

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mrsnurse
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mrsnurse
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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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
TheWorshipper
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TheWorshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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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
Fz950
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Fz950
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Oct 25, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ALS (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

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