After a heart attack symptoms

| May 14, 2015

Exercise, it seems, is like a magic bullet for all diseases, especially in terms of your heart. Most people know that regular exercise is a good way to increase cardiovascular fitness and prevent heart attacks. New research now indicates that exercise can be extremely important in preventing a second heart attack in people who have already had a first.

A recent report published in the "Journal of the American Heart Association", demonstrated that heart patients who remained active after their first heart attack had a 60% lower risk of suffering a second attack. People who grew exercise program after the first attack had a 78% lower risk for a second attack.

Researchers in this study stressed that prescribed exercise intensity must be correct for patient severity level of fitness and heart attack. The selected program should recondition the patient without putting unusual stress and strain on the heart. Proper exercise intensity and prescription is best found in a cardiac rehabilitation program.

Cardiac patients should start with lower intensity endurance oriented activities, such as walking or riding a stationary cycle inside. This type of aerobic exercise will condition the heart and create a favorable cholesterol profile. While aerobic exercise always seems the norm with cardiac patients, make sure that there is power loss with recovery. It is important to add some upper body exercises, as most aerobic exercises are lower body. Working the upper body can actually provide a greater heart than stumulus leg work because it is close to the heart.

In a statement on the benefits of physical activity, "American Heart Association" said that physical activity is a major risk factor for heart disease. This is not news. What is news is that not only can exercise help prevent a first heart attack, but can significantly reduce the chances of incurring and surviving a second.


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