Aerobic activities to increase cardiovascular fitness in rheumatic disease

In which aerobic activities can a rheumatic disease patient participate to increase cardiovascular fitness? To lose weight?

  • Swimming, walking, elliptical training, and treadmill walking are recommended to increase cardiovascular fitness. The intensity should be sufficient to elevate the heart rate to 75% of maximum (220-age) for 20 to 40 minutes.
  • Walking at a brisk pace for 30 to 70 minutes/day for 6 days/week is recommended to lose weight.
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