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The ESH protocol, also known as the International Protocol (ESH-IP), is more complex. Basically, it categorizes mean differences in BP as follows: 0 to 5 mmHg = very accurate, 6 to 10 mmHg = slightly inaccurate, 11 to 15 mmHg = moderately inaccurate, and >15 mmHg = very inaccurate. , the 5 mmHg zone represents all values falling within 0–5 mmHg; the 10 mmHg zone represents all values falling within 0–5 mmHg and 6–10 mmHg; the 15 mmHg zone represents all values falling within 0–5 mmHg, 6–10 mmHg, and 10–15 mmHg).

While some risks of associated with low back pain are not modifiable, such as gender and age, lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, physical inactivity, flexibility, and muscular strength and endurance can all be improved (Albert et al. 2001). Because the origin of low back problems is often functional rather than structural, in many cases, the problem can be corrected through an exercise program that develops strength and flexibility in the appropriate muscle groups. Also, people who remain physically active throughout life retain more bone, ligament, and tendon strength; therefore, they are less prone to bone fractures and connective tissue tears (McGill 2002).

Individuals with absolute contraindications should not be given a graded exercise test unless their condition has been stabilized or medically treated. In cases in which the benefits outweigh the risks, individuals with relative contraindications may perform exercise tests. These tests, however, should use low-level endpoints, and should be administered with caution (ACSM 2014). 8). For high-risk individuals, the ACSM (2014) recommends a medical exam and physiciansupervised exercise test prior to engaging in either moderate- or vigorous-intensity exercise programs.

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