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By Steven Jonas MD, Edward M. Phillips MD

Workout is medication™ is an American collage of activities medication initiative to "make actual task and workout a typical a part of a affliction prevention and remedy clinical paradigm." This publication will train practitioners how one can encourage and educate sufferers at the value of workout and the way to layout sensible workout courses for sufferers of every age and health degrees, in addition to people with specified stipulations comparable to being pregnant, weight problems, and melanoma. assurance contains in-depth discussions of either the approach to life workout method of workout on a regular basis and the dependent workout technique.

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Similarly, a patient who has concerns about the safety of exercise but has no other cardiovascular or metabolic risk factors, is safe to exercise at any intensity, but may benefit from beginning her program under the supervision of an exercise therapist or ACSM Certified Personal TrainerSM. Patients who fall under the HIGH RISK category are at risk for acute medical complications (primarily an acute cardiovascular event) and, therefore, require further medical assessment and clearance (including an exercise stress test) prior to beginning exercise.

Fitness center staff or private ACSM Certified Personal TrainersSM can assist with these needs. CONCLUSION In this chapter, we have begun the process of exercise prescription. We have outlined both the health risks that your patients face if they remain inactive, as well as the risks of exercising. Although most patients will benefit from participating in regular exercise, patients should be screened prior to initiating an exercise program. org in which they are able to answer NO to each of the questions.

Moreover, the patient’s risk level may change over time. For example, if your patient’s signs and symptoms (Fig. , resolution of ischemic chest pain or shortness of breath with exertion), the patient may be advanced from HIGH RISK to MODERATE RISK. Similarly, if your patient’s disease (Fig. , stable CVD, well controlled metabolic or pulmonary disease such as asthma, and other stable chronic diseases or conditions) she will remain at HIGH RISK; however, the intensity of her exercise may be increased at the discretion of her physician or after consultation with a cardiologist or other specialist.

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