Exercise does work wonders, especially for heart patients:
It helps to:
» Reduce your body weight
» Reduce your blood pressure
» Reduce bad (LDL and total) cholesterol
» Increases insulin sensitivity
However, those suffering from heart disease must be cautious while exercising. Here are a few tips that you ought to keep in mind:
» Pace yourself: Don't exert yourself in the initial stages of your routine. Let your body gradually become accustomed to your routine.
» If it is too cold or humid, don't exercise outdoors: High levels of humidity can tire you while extreme temperatures can hamper your blood circulation, breathing patterns and chest pain.
» Stay hydrated at all times
» Try to avoid exercising in hilly areas. However, if you aren't left with an alternative option, reduce your pace while going uphill. Monitor your heart rate as well.
» Don't have a shower using an extremely cold or hot water. This could be rather 'hard' on the heart.
» If you feel weak or dizzy while exercising, stop the routine.