Types of training include walking (most commonly evaluated), ergometry (eg cycle ergometer, which is a stationary exercise bike with an ergometer that measures the exercise effort; treadmill walking; an arm ergometer), circuit training and aquatic exercise. Patients train 2–6 days per week, with each session lasting at least 20 minutes. Evaluated programs vary in duration from 2 to 24 weeks.
Mixed training (cardiorespiratory and resistance training)
Exercises include circuit training or various combinations of walking, treadmill training and resistance training. In evaluated interventions, patients trained 2–7 days per week, with each session lasting 30–120 minutes, for up to about 12 weeks.