Helps prevent fatigue and stress
Physical activity is an established treatment to reduce fatigue and stress. Expert consensus opinion, via a workshop on 17th April 2018 and subsequent online evaluation, was sought and relevant published literature (33-35) was reviewed to achieve consensus on the underlying mechanism helping to explain why physical activity can help reduced fatigue and stress).
Quality of evidence
Low quality – the rationale for this mechanism is largely derived from expert consensus
Strength of recommendation
Strong recommendation – clinical and participant consensus is that this can be used to appropriately describe the mechanism by which physical activity alleviates symptoms of fatigue and stress.
There is a strong recommendation that this explanation is appropriate for most patients, but the supporting evidence behind this mechanism is of low quality.
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