Exercising with Heart Disease

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Exercising with Heart Disease
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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 8:33am

Are you exercising now that you know you have heart disease? According to Health Day News, many people with heart disease can exercise safely following some safety rules. " People with heart disease who want to exercise should first get the OK from their doctor and then follow certain health and safety measures, according to the American Council on Exercise.

Every exercise session should include at least a five-minute warm-up and five-minute cool-down, which reduces the risk of oxygen deprivation to the heart in response to sudden physical effort or an abrupt end to exercise, the council advised in a recent news release.

Do moderate-intensity exercise, such as brisk walking, for at least 30 minutes on most -- and preferably all -- days of the week.

People with heart disease need to closely monitor their exercise intensity and stay within their individual heart-rate zone, which is typically determined from a treadmill test conducted under the supervision of a doctor." Read More

Do you exercise? Why or why not? What does your exercise routine consist of?

Karla
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Registered: 01-25-2013
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:40pm

I don't have heart disease but do have several family members with it. I don't have insurance so I'm doing my best to try to stave off heart disease with exercise and trying to eat healthy. Currently I am just walking several times a week with a few other ladies during my lunch hour.

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 11:00pm

yesitsmyturn wrote:
<p>I don't have heart disease but do have several family members with it. I don't have insurance so I'm doing my best to try to stave off heart disease with exercise and trying to eat healthy. Currently I am just walking several times a week with a few other ladies during my lunch hour.</p>

That is Great!

I walk every day myself to although I do rely on the bus because of Chronic illnesses I am living with.

Looking forward to warmer weather...:)...

Nightangel
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Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 11:01pm

Thanks Karla!

Nightangel