Low-Intensity Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Patients With Crohn’s Disease
By Ng, Victor MSc; Millard, Wanda MD; Lebrun, Constance MD; Howard, John MD
Thirty-two adult patients at the inflammatory bowel disease outpatient clinic were given multiple questionnaires during a 3 month trial, after performing low intensity walking at an interval of three times per week. With each session lasting 30 minutes, patients recorded their quality of life at 1 month intervals throughout the study. Patients in the exercise group recorded a statistically significant increase in quality of life, with no negative effects on Crohn’s disease activity. With limited research on the link between exercise and quality of life for Crohn’s sufferers, further research is needed to make a solid conclusion.
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