Condition Specific Recommendations

The following ‘Condition Specific’ recommendations should be used for currently inactive patients, aiming to reach moderate intensity activity only. Advice for patients, with long term conditions, wishing to undertake high intensity vigorous activity is beyond the scope of these recommendations. The amounts needed are based on the UK Physical Activity Guidelines.


Please note

These recommendations have been produced specifically to help patients with long term conditions who can gain health benefits from being more active. Vigorous (or high intensity) activity advice for such patients is beyond the scope of Prescription for Exercise.

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