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Exercise Intervention

Graded, balanced and individualized exercise intervention

An exercise physiologist (EP) on the team designs an individualized exercise plan, based on each participant’s health status and exercise capacity.   The plan includes a balanced mix of aerobic exercise (cross and interval training), resistance exercise (circuit and superset training) and flexibility exercise (stretching).

The exercise plan includes a weekly 60-minute exercise session under the supervision of the EP at the clinic fitness center.  In addition, the EP gives each participant exercises to do independently at home throughout the week.

Participants progress gradually during the 12 weeks until they reach the target of 60 minutes 6 days/week.

Page last updated: July 26, 2014