Health activity

Resuming your daily routine and being physical activity is an important step to recovering from your cardiac event. Your doctor and cardiac rehabilitation provider will provide you with advice on how to return to being active to suit your medical condition.

It is normal to feel unsure about being active, following your cardiac event; however, light intensity exercise like walking will assist in your recovery and prevent future cardiac events. Begin with 30 minutes/day most days of the week, and gradually build-up from there. The 30 minutes can be broken up throughout the day e.g. 3 x 10 minutes during the day.
Being active can assist to:
  • Reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke.
  • Reduce stress and blood pressure.
  • Control diabetes.
  • Lose weight and reduce body fat.
  • Increase energy levels.
  • Increase muscle tone and strength.
  • Strengthen bone and reduce risk of osteoporosis.
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