Following these complications, he was severely deconditioned
(critical illness myopathy was evident from day 9) and received a tracheostomy on day 16.
"When astronauts travel to Mars, they will arrive with deconditioned
bodies, with limited access to medical support.
"But many of us have become deconditioned
from sitting too much, and the result is less range of motion and more pain--all because we're not as physically active as we used to be or we can be."
(2) That is very good news for older bodies, especially the deconditioned
"If you're overweight and deconditioned
and you continue to put your joint through wear and tear and just take something for the pain, you're not putting that joint in a more favorable environment."
If Stand CE-V[O.sub.2] max was equivalent to TM-V[O.sub.2] max in OWAS, the Stand CE might be used to assess similar populations that are unlikely to be able to stand (e.g., diseased, deconditioned
, balance/gait-impaired, etc.) throughout an entire CE-GXT or TM-GXT (50).
Prolonged lack of exercise can cause the body to become deconditioned
, with wide-ranging structural and metabolic changes: the heart rate may rise excessively during physical activity, bones and muscles atrophy, physical endurance wane, and blood volume decline.
Young HD amputees with no serious underlying disease may recover from a deconditioned
state relatively easily, giving them high probability of success in prosthetic walking [1-2,10-11].
He needs the rest, but when he returns he won't be too deconditioned
because of the football he has had."
"Tai chi exercise, a multicomponent mind-body training modality that is safe and has good rates of adherence, may provide value in improving daily exercise, quality of life, self-efficacy, and mood in frail, deconditioned
patients with systolic HF.
The inability of the individual to perform tasks such as carrying groceries diminishes independence and may be part of a downward spiral of physical activity as that individual becomes dependent in progressively more activities and becomes progressively more deconditioned
. Upper extremity activities including sweeping, lifting pots, erasing chalk boards, and changing light bulbs can create a high relative oxygen demand in patients with COPD.
"Little, however, is known about the potential value of integrative mind-body movement therapies in this population." Tai chi is well suited for heart failure patients because the physical component "is low impact [and] nonstrenuous, and can easily be performed by the elderly or the more severely deconditioned
patients," she said.