Jan 13,2015: A sedentary (inactive) lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease. Fortunately, it’s a risk factor that you can do something about. Exercise is vital if you’ve had a heart attack, balloon angioplasty, or bypass surgery, or if you are affected by heart disease. Before planning workout routine , you should consult with your doctor first. Regular exercise, has many benefits for heart patients.
Benefits of exercise include:
- Strengthening your heart and cardiovascular system.
- Improving your circulation and helping your body use oxygen better.
- Improving your heart failure symptoms.
- Lowering blood pressure.
- Improving cholesterol.
Regular physical exercise is beneficial for heart patients but there are some tips which must considered by patients of heart during workouts.
1. Rest Your Body: Take rest periods before you get too tired. If you feel tired or have any heart symptoms, stop. Wear comfortable clothing for the exercise you are doing. Avoid too much isometric exercises such as push-ups and sit-ups. Always allow time to cool down after you exercise.
2.Start slowly: Choose an aerobic activity such as walking, swimming, light jogging, or biking. Do this at least 3 – 4 times a week. Always do 5 minutes of stretching or moving around to warm up your muscles and heart before exercising.
3 Don’t Exercise In Too Cold & Too Hot: Try to do workout indoor during too cold, in too hot & in high humidity as well. Because high humidity may cause you to tire more quickly; extreme temperatures can interfere with circulation, make breathing difficult, and cause chest pain.
4.Drink Enough Water: It is necessary for heart patient to drink enough water but drink only when you feel.
5.Check Your Pulse Rate: Know your resting pulse rate. Also know a safe exercising pulse rate. Try taking your pulse during exercise. This way, you can see if your heart is beating at a safe exercise rate. If it is too high, slow down. Then, take it again after exercise to see if it comes back to normal within about 10 minutes.
6. Don’t Exercise When You Are Not Well: If you do not feel well such as feel weak,swelling, you should not workout. These symptoms can lead to further health problems.