|FITT-Criteria||The patient should….|
|F-requency||...engage in moderate PA at least three times a week, even better five times a week.|
|I-ntensity||... choose an activity which increases the energy expenditure by at least a factor of three or four, as it is the case for brisk walking. For exercise control via heart rate (HR), the intensity of the exercise should be between 60 – 80% of the maximum HR. Bear in mind: moderate intensity is key in order to improve inflammation.|
|T-ime||… exercise for at least 30 minutes per day (more is even better, if tolerated).|
... engage in an enjoyable activity, to increase the probability to maintain this behavior. Exercising in groups can increase the motivation. A mixture of endurance and resistance exercise is favorable, because it avoids unilateral training and emphasizes the use of all big muscle groups.|
... increase the amount of leisure time PA. “Walk before you run”.