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Table 3 Preferred physical activity program parameters for individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

From: Physical activity preferences of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

Session parameters
Where Outdoors (52.0 %)
Gym/fitness center (48.6 %)
Home (37.0 %)
Duration One long bout (e.g. 30 min) (62.4 %)
Intensity Moderate (61.3 %)
High (27.7 %)
Low (22.5 %)
Types of activities Walking (59.5 %)
Swimming (37.5 %)
Yoga/stretching (37.5 %)
Gym/fitness club (37.0 %)
Cycling (31.2 %)
Requires individualization Time of day morning (23.7 %), afternoons (33.5 %), evenings (24.9 %), no preference (26.0 %)
With whom (others with or without the diagnosis), no preference (50.9 %)
Women’s only class ( 40.8 %)
Program parameters
When to start Now (60.7 %), next 12 weeks (15.0 %)
Program length 12-week program (51.4 %), 6-week program (21.4 %)
Other
Use of pedometers? Yes (68.2 %)
Add strength/resistance training? Yes (67.6 %)