Table 1.

Typical progression of CHANGE exercise protocol: Progression from baseline to 3 months.

EXERCISE COMPONENTBASELINE3 MO
Duration of aerobic exercise20–30 min per session45–50 min per session
Intensity of aerobic exercise50%–75% maximal heart rate in most sessions65%–75% maximal heart rate in most sessions
Diversity of exercise type20–30 min bouts of treadmill workIncreased according to the preference of participants, if relevant
Frequency of exercise3 sessions per wk5 sessions per wk
No. of repetitions of muscular and flexibility exercisesBasic muscle and flexibility exercises as per baseline capacityIncreased according to the capacity of participants
Intensity of muscular exercisesBasic muscle and flexibility exercises as per baseline capacityShould be at a level promoting perceived fatigue after 15–20 repetitions
  • CHANGE—Canadian Health Advanced by Nutrition and Graded Exercise.