What is an Exercise Log?
It’s a well-known fact that there are more than a handful of benefits to incorporating physical activity into one’s daily routine. This isn’t only for those in the middle of a treatment program but also for patients who simply want to maintain their overall health. To see if your patient is engaging in daily movement, keep them accountable with an .
An exercise log has different names, such as a physical activity log, training log, and fitness log, but they all have the same purpose: to track a patient's physical activity. If you’re wondering what precisely it tracks, well, it depends on the agreement of the practitioner and patient. Practitioners who are concerned with the overall health of a patient may request that their patient write down the exercise types, duration, and intensity, while those who are caring for patients with mental health conditions will ask their patients to include more details such as the change in mood, etc.
If you’re in need of an exercise log and believe that it’s beneficial to your patient and useful for your practice, keep reading below to find out how to download a copy of our free exercise log template.
How does this Printable Exercise Log work?
Step One. Set an Appointment
Before starting a fitness program, it’s advisable that a patient first consults with their physician. This is not only especially helpful for patients who aren’t in optimal health but also for patients who are in rehabilitation, recovery, or a treatment or management plan for their diagnosed disorder.
Step Two. Get a Copy of the Template
To get a copy of our free exercise log template, we recommend that you do any of the following:
- Click the “Download Template” or “Use this Template button above
- Search for “Exercise Log” in Carepatron’s template library on the web
Step Three. Personalize the Template
Though our template comes pre-filled, you and your patient are encouraged to fill the additional columns with other things you may want to have tracked, such as pulse rate, blood pressure, blood sugar, milestones, etc.
Fill Out the Template
When you both have decided on the additional measurements you must do to track your well-being, you may instruct your patient to write down the basic information and remind them how to fill out the table appropriately. Aside from the quantitative data, encourage them to write down qualitative information in the notes section, such as the effect of physical activity on their mood, what they deem the best time to exercise, and any thoughts and feelings they have during or after a workout.
Exercise Log example (sample)
Here’s an exercise log example you can use as a starting point for creating your own customized template. Check it out for ideas on how to add measurements in tables and what to write in the notes section.
For a local copy that you can access offline anytime and use for future reference, download the template by clicking the “Download Example PDF” button.
When to use these Exercise Log Printable?
There are a number of situations where having a printable or digitally editable exercise log is appropriate and especially helpful:
Starting a New Workout
When starting a new workout, especially for those looking to be athletes or participate in more rigorous workouts, it’s best to use this template to track their progress and monitor their body’s reaction to a change in workout intensity.
Maintaining Overall Health
More often than not, you will encounter patients who want to exercise to maintain their overall health. So that they’re always held accountable by none other than themselves, they can utilize this worksheet to remind themselves of the workout plan for the week and more.
Manage Chronic Disease
If a patient is diagnosed with long-lasting or chronic conditions, adding some physical activity into their routine can improve their quality of life. With a flexible template such as ours, not only are they able to plan their workouts, but they’re also able to track blood pressure, blood sugar, and mood.
Complement Physical Therapy or Rehabilitation Exercises
Although physical therapy and rehabilitation involve movement in specific parts of the patient’s body, it’s not enough for some patients. Using this template, they can work out a workout regimen that’ll complement their treatment.
Who is this Exercise Log PDF for?
Any medical practitioner or even professional can provide any patient with an exercise log if they believe that the patient is capable of physical activity and will benefit from it.
To be more specific, however, here’s a list of practitioners who are most likely to gain more from having a template on hand:
- General Physicians
- Sports Medicine Doctors
- Exercise Physiologists
- Specialists caring for patients with mental health disorders and chronic illnesses
- Practitioners who are in geriatric care or caring for in-patients capable of exercising on their own
Benefits of these free Exercise Log templates
Simple to Use and Customizable
Our exercise log templates are simple and straightforward. A patient can easily understand what they have to place under each column and where to add additional trackers should need be.
We’ve designed our template to help patients track their progress in whatever form that may be, daily or weekly. With a design such as this, patients can effortlessly see their improvements after a month and even get to celebrate their little accomplishments within the week.
Provides Insight into Patient’s Health
There are some cases where symptoms only appear in a patient once they start exercising. By having a place where the patient can write their vital sign, thoughts, and feelings, practitioners can immediately see whether there’s a need for a check-up or intervention based on the information on the template.
Builds Good Habits
When a patient has hands-on experience curating their workout, writing down their daily results and seeing what exercise does to their mental and physical health, may encourage them to continue adding physical activity into their routine. This, consequently, helps them build the habit of moving their body and eating and sleeping well.
Free and Accessible
Unlike a physical notebook where your patient has to design the template from scratch, our template comes pre-filled, saving them time and effort in conceptualizing and drawing tables to fill up. Moreover, because our template is digitally accessible, they can answer it on their phone right after a workout outside or at the gym without the need to download and subscribe to a separate app.
Why use this Exercise Log app?
Because you’ll find more than a guide and template for an exercise log.
If you download Carepatron, you’ll effectively be equipped with the means and tools to handle and accomplish administrative tasks and streamline business and clinical processes. That way, most of your time and effort can be spent on patient care.
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- Over 100 downloadable, digitally editable, and printable templates in PDF form of tests, surveys, assessments, and other documents you may need in your medical practice
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