Regular exercise is important for health and well-being. For this reason, many healthcare providers will issue exercise prescriptions as a way to help keep health issues at bay. With the help of a therapist, you can get your exercise plan and guidelines.
Getting an exercise prescription from a professional can increase the safety and efficiency of your program. A professional/therapist also can help integrate all of these pieces into a simple plan that can be followed and adjusted as needed.
Ideally, your program will be designed specifically for your health status, goals, abilities, and interests. A general exercise protocol will consider the principles of conditioning and include the following basics.
Here is what you need to know about exercise prescriptions.
- Health Status Questionnaire and Physical Exam
- Fitness Assessment and Evaluation
- Exercise Type
- Cardiovascular Fitness
- Strength Training
- Flexibility and Balance Training
- Exercise Parameters
Exercise prescription commonly refers to the specific plan of fitness-related activities that are designed for a specified purpose, which is often developed by exercise therapist/physiotherapist for the client or patient. Due to the specific and unique needs and interests of the client/patient, the goal of exercise prescription should be the successful integration of exercise principles and behavioral techniques that motivates the participant to be compliant, thus achieving their goals.