Physical activity and exercise therapy for people with multimorbidity

Ugeskr Laeger. 2023 Oct 16;185(42):V03230218.
[Article in Danish]


Physical activity and exercise therapy appear safe and beneficial for people with multimorbidity and should therefore be considered in the prevention and management of multimorbidity, as argued in this review. General practitioners and specialists should refer people with multimorbidity to supervised exercise therapy (2-3 times/week for 8-12 weeks, strengthening or aerobic exercise or a combination), while encouraging and educating patients to improve physical activity to improve overall health by e.g., integrating physical activity in everyday-life practices such as gardening, transportation, and house chores.

Publication types

  • Review
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Exercise*
  • Gardening
  • Humans
  • Multimorbidity*