General Health

Reduces the risk of dying from coronary heart disease and of developing high blood pressure, colon cancer, and diabetes. Can help people with chronic, disabling conditions improve their stamina and muscle strength.

  Active Passive
Spacicity * *
Heart and lung efficiency *  
Flexibiltiy * *
Mobility * *
Coordination * *


A Report of the Surgeon General Physical Activity and Health Persons with Disabilities.

Passive and active exercises are similarly effective in elderly nursing home residents

Machine-based PME was found to be beneficial in frail elderly users of a day care service9) as well as in community dwelling chronic stroke patients with spastic paralysis.

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