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exercise tolerance

the level of physical exertion an individual may be able to achieve before reaching a state of exhaustion. Exercise tolerance tests are commonly performed on a treadmill under the supervision of a health professional who can stop the test if signs of distress are observed.

ex·er·cise tol·er·ance

(eks'ĕr-sīz tol'ĕr-ăns)
The point at which a participant in a physical activity attains the limit of acceptable effort before succumbing to weariness.

exercise tolerance

The amount of physical activity that can be done under supervision before exhaustion.
See also: tolerance


performance of physical exertion to obtain food or to achieve normal functions such as reproduction, for pleasure and for improvement of health or correction of physical deformity.

active exercise
motion imparted to a part by voluntary contraction and relaxation of its controlling muscles.
exercise conditioning
repeated exercise to condition an animal for a better performance at another time depends on an improvement in cardiovascular responses, splenic contraction and muscle, ligament and tendon responses.
corrective exercise
therapeutic exercise.
exercise fatigue
poor exercise tolerance.
exercise intolerance
manifested by a disinclination to move quickly in the absence of any apparent physical lameness or incoordination and respiratory distress on exercise.
passive exercise
motion imparted to a segment of the body by a therapist, machine or other outside force.
exercise physiology
includes the integrated physiological responses to exercise plus physical conditioning by training.
exercise testing
a technique for evaluating circulatory response to physical stress; called also stress testing. The procedure involves continuous electrocardiographic monitoring during physical exercise, the objective being to increase the intensity of physical exertion until a target heart rate is reached or signs of cardiac ischemia appear.
therapeutic exercise
the scientific use of bodily movement to restore normal function in diseased or injured tissues or to maintain a state of well-being. Called also corrective exercise.
exercise tolerance
one of the ways to measure cardiac and circulatory system efficiency is to measure the response of the cardiac and respiratory systems to graded exercise. In most animals such tests must be subjective because no data are available on normal responses. In horses tests are available for assessment of cardiopulmonary disease and as a measure of fitness.
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Exercise tolerance testing in a cardiac rehabilitation setting: an exploratory study of its safety and practicality for exercise prescription and outcome data collection.
Corvalen products are currently used for energy preloading prior to open heart surgery, cardiac recovery and rehabilitation, to improve exercise tolerance and quality of life in heart patients, and to relieve the symptoms of fatigue and muscle pain associated with heart disease and neuromuscular disease," said Mr.
Although improvements in quality of life and exercise tolerance have been achieved with low intensity exercise programmes or symptom limited programmes (Clark et al.
Discussion: This case report proposes a possible physical therapy exercise intervention for a progressive metabolic myopathy that stabilized lower extremity function, improved the patient's perspective about the disease and her capabilities, and advanced her exercise tolerance, activity, and participation.
Our study shows that by warming up properly, patients can improve the oxygenation and performance of their leg muscles, which is beneficial in promoting exercise tolerance," Rossiter said.
However, exercise recommendations should be tailored to the individual cancer survivor according to exercise tolerance and specific diagnosis.
However the Governor stressed that both the sides would have to exercise tolerance and restraint and supplement the govt.
Their cardiovascular fitness was assessed by changes in exercise tolerance on a stationary bicycle.
In general, exercise tolerance was judged "good" in the long-term survivors as was left ventricular function.
After 7 weeks, those in the exercise group had increased their exercise tolerance to 8 km per hour, compared to 7 km per hour for the control group.
Results from these patients strengthened prior findings indicating that implantation with SYNERGY resulted in significant, sustained improvements in hemodynamics and exercise tolerance.

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