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ex·er·cise pre·scrip·tion

(eks'ĕr-sīz prĕ-skrip'shŭn)
Formulation of individualized exercise program based on exercise frequency, intensity, and duration with consideration for the specificity of the training response, specific to the prescribed exercise method.
See also: prescription, specificity of training principle
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

exercise prescription

An exercise schedule usually intended to increase the physical fitness of a previously sedentary individual who has recently had a serious illness such as myocardial infarction, or who is physically fit and wants to know the amount, frequency, and kind of exercise necessary to maintain fitness. The prescription is individualized, taking into account the person's age, the availability of facilities and adequate supervision, and health, particularly if the person has had chronic diseases of the heart or lungs.
See: physical activity and exercise
See also: prescription
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