Setting Exercise Prescription

Selecting the correct starting point of a cancer exercise program is important for ensuring clinical benefit to the patient. Aerobic and strength measures can be useful in establishing starting prescription.

  • Calculating Heart Rate Max and Monitoring
  • 6 Minute Walk Test
  • Other Aerobic tests
  • 5 Times Sit to Stand
  • Repetition Max Testing and Video
It is recommended people with cancer aim to complete up to 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week to improve their overall wellbeing
See below for general and targeted examples of exercise prescription.

Basic General Exercise Prescription

Aerobic ExerciseStrength Exercise
Frequency3 times per week2 times per week
TypeAerobic and Resistance Training
Time30 minutes

Targeted Exercise Prescription

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Source: Exercise is Medicine