Thursday, July 27, 2023 2:40 PM
Heart Attacks and Exercise?
It makes sense that after a heart attack, you’d want to get back to exercising, but when is it safe to start exercising again?
Your doctor may recommend a cardiac rehabilitation program of three months or more to get you back into a routine. While your doctor can give you personal guidance, be aware that everyone recovers from a heart attack at a different pace, and it may take months before you can get into a routine that feels consistent, so it’s important to start slow and steady.
The Heart Foundation recommends building up to at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity most days of the week.
Just make sure you consult your physician to determine which exercise plan is best for you.
Of course it is best to get tested to see how your heart is doing and give it the support it needs to avoid a heart attack in the first place. We will also give you food guidance for heart health.