2019 review: MS exercise guidelines

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2019 review: MS exercise guidelines

Post by jimmylegs » Sun May 12, 2019 3:45 pm

  • Exercise training guidelines for multiple sclerosis, stroke, and Parkinson's disease: Rapid review and synthesis. (2019)
    https://europepmc.org/abstract/med/30844920

    Abstract
    The translation of knowledge from exercise training research into the clinical management of multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, and Parkinson's disease (PD) requires evidence-based guidelines that are uniformly recognizable by healthcare practitioners and patients/clients with these diseases. This paper synthesized resources that reported aerobic and resistance training guidelines for people with MS, stroke, and PD. Systematic searches yielded 25 eligible resources from electronic databases and websites or textbooks of major organizations. Data were extracted (exercise frequency, intensity, time, and type) and synthesized into recommendations per disease. Exercise guidelines for MS consistently recommended 2-3 days/week of aerobic training (10-30 minutes at moderate-intensity) and 2-3 days/week of resistance training (1-3 sets between 8-15 repetition maximum (RM)). Exercise guidelines for stroke recommended 3-5 days/week of aerobic training (20-40 minutes at moderate-intensity) and 2-3 days/week of resistance training (1-3 sets between 8-15 repetitions between 30-50% 1-RM). Exercise guidelines for PD recommended 3-5 days/week of aerobic training (20-60 minutes at moderate-intensity), and 2-3 days/week of resistance training (1-3 sets of 8-12 repetitions between 40-50% of 1-RM). This harmonization of exercise guidelines provides a prescriptive basis for healthcare providers, exercise professionals, and people with these diseases regarding disease-specific exercise programming.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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