Heart Myth of Fact #11: Exercise is too risky if you have heart disease

MYTH

Generally people are encouraged to rehabilitate and start working out within 2 weeks of suffering from a coronary related event.

Cardiovascular exercises can reduce the progression of heart disease. It also makes people with heart disease less likely to have their first heart attack or recurring heart attacks.

Your doctor is the best source for what sort of exercise regiment you should follow after you’ve suffered a coronary event. However, it generally consists of 10 minutes of daily exercise and increasing the duration by 10 minutes each week until you are getting at least 30 minutes most days.

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Information for this post was found via WebMD.

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