Exercises for Heart Patients

Wise thing is to take care of your health when it is in prime condition. Waiting for things to get worse and starting to restore normalcy is a bit like living in a fool’s paradise and that’s perhaps the largest paradise created by man’s imagination. Heart problem is among the top health issues that are fast becoming “fashion” diseases mainly due to lethargic, lazy lifestyle becoming rapidly popular. Life takes a sharp turn once the heart problem has been diagnosed. Sensitivity starts prevailing in all aspects, medication, diet, workout, and almost all other routines of life. Heart patients can still make improvements through specific exercises, here we list below specific exercises for heart patients.


“for a happy heart”

Prohibited Activities?

Aloof yourself from strenuous activities like:

  • Carrying weight
  • Stop bowing activities like gardening etc.
  • Vigorous sports
  • Running

Rest you need to discuss with the doctor who can advise you on a set of exercises and sports workable for you in the light of your reports and the gravity of the problem itself. It widely varies in heart patients.

A Prudent Approach to Exercise

  • Warm up a little for at least 15 minutes starting slightly and increasing gradually. 10-15 minutes of cool down at the end is also a must.
  • Ask your doctor to recommend some aerobics and go through it slowly and smartly.
  • No exercise after a meal and in hot & cold weather.
  • Don’t exercise if you have a viral infection (for example a sore throat) or a high temperature.
  • Wear a comfortable dress and remember that shoes are part of the dress.

A Safe Workout for Heart

Again I need to repeat to warn that a heart patient must not start any activity without proper medical advice from his doctor. The following are however generally suggested exercises for patients with diagnosed heart issues.

  • Warm-up with 10 minutes walks at an easy pace for one week twice a week.
  • 5 minutes warm upstart then 10 minutes fast walk then 5 minutes slow close in the second week after every two days
  • 15-minute fast walk with 5 minutes warm-up & cool down four times a week.
  • 20 minutes fast walk with 5 minutes warm-up & cool down four times a week.
  • 25-30 minutes fast walk with 10 minutes warm-up & 5 minutes cool down or five times a week. Also include arm swings, leaning a little, and body stretch.
  • Better to avoid outdoor activities and remain in a clean-air environment. Take all necessary precautions as suggested by the doctor.

Stop, If You Feel Anything as Follows:

  • Pain, pressure, tightness, or heaviness in the chest, arm, neck, or jaw
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Indigestion
  • Numbness in arms
  • Feeling Sweaty
  • Lightheaded

Changes in your angina indicate that heart disease is getting worse, need to call the doctor as this is not an affair to ignore. At last this a heart affair and no heart affair can be taken easy.

Need to bale out your heart once it start belling

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Urza Omar
  • Urza Omar
  • The writer has a proven track as a mentor, motivational trainer, blogger, and social activist. She is the founder of mindclassic.com a blog intended for avid readers.