Exercise for unforeseen diseases

Are you able to include the recommended weekly physical activity as prescribed by American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, doctors can greatly impact a revolution to prescribe Exercise as Medicine. Exercises and recommendation to get started.

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Classification of Total Weekly Amounts of Aerobic Physical Activity Into Four Categories by Health.gov

Levels of Physical Activity

Range of Moderate-Intensity Minutes a Week

Summary of Overall Health Benefits

Comment

Inactive No activity beyond baseline None Being inactive is unhealthy.
Low Activity beyond baseline but fewer than 150 minutes a week Some Low levels of activity are clearly preferable to an inactive lifestyle.
Medium 150 minutes to 300 minutes a week Substantial Activity at the high end of this range has additional and more extensive health benefits than activity at the low end.
High More than 300 minutes a week Additional Current science does not allow researchers to identify an upper limit of activity above which there are no additional health benefits.

Action is needed at the individual, community, and societal levels to help Americans become physically active. Even if you have a disease, most exercise can improve the ailments of your condition.

  • Inactive is no activity beyond baseline activities of daily living.
  • Low activity is activity beyond baseline but fewer than 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate-intensity physical activity a week or the equivalent amount (75 minutes, or 1 hour and 15 minutes) of vigorous-intensity activity.
  • Medium activity is 150 minutes to 300 (5 hours) minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week (or 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity a week). In scientific terms, this range is approximately equivalent to 500 to 1,000 metabolic equivalent (MET) minutes a week.
  • High activity is more than the equivalent of 300 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week.

 

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