Exercise is an important aspect in the rehabilitation and treatment of obese patients, those with heart disease, diabetes and pulmonary diseases. However, patients with these conditions require special modifications in their exercise prescription as each condition is unique and produces a different physiological response to exercise. This paper will discuss the modifications and considerations that are involved for testing and exercise prescriptions among patients with these underlying conditions.
Patients with cardiac conditions like a heart disease need modification in the intensity levels of their exercise. In the presence of a pre-existing hypertension there is a high risk of an