Time to rethink ‘no pain, no gain’ for patients with peripheral artery disease

It might be worth prescribing other forms of exercise, such as resistance training: researchers
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Doctors may want to revise the ‘no pain, no gain’ theory when it comes to exercise and patients with peripheral artery disease, a review suggests.

Patients stick with their exercise program better if they are given a pain-free option, rather than having to push through the walking pain barrier, researchers say.