What is Cardio Exercises?

Category: Exercises

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See also: Treadmill, Elliptical, Stationary Bike

Cardio exercise is important for a healthy heart and weight loss. Cardio exercises begin with a warm up to gradually increase heart rate. Pace and intensity are increased your pace over time. Workouts end with a cool down to slow the heart rate promoting relaxation and muscles flexibility.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 26 7
Constipation 1 1
Coronary Artery Disease 1 0
Epilepsy 1 1
Fibromyalgia 1 1
Heart Attack 1 0

Show all 10 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cardio Exercises

Side effect Patients
Increased energy 1
Muscle and joint pain 1
Stiffness in muscles and joints 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Cardio Exercises

Dosage Patients
3.75 hr weekly 1
90 min weekly 1
45 min m,w,f 1
10 min twice daily 1
60 min m,w,f 1
30 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Cardio Exercises

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently doing Cardio Exercises

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped doing Cardio Exercises

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 6
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 2
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2 patient evaluations for Cardio Exercises

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freka
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freka
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 41
Condition: POTS 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
POTS

See freka's full Cardio Exercises history

Jul 10, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 hr Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 21, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Oct 22, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
hskiles
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hskiles
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: None
function: All
external_stress: All
Stickman: little
Description:F37y
CFS:12y Dx
FM:9y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See hskiles's full Cardio Exercises history

Mar 29, 2009 (Started Mar 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Stiffness in muscles and joints, Muscle and joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 min Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Stiffness in muscles and joints, Muscle and joint pain

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