‘intensive’ Exercise May Benefit Heart Failure Patients

6 Questions To Help You Find Your Ideal Exercise Program

About 5.8 million people in the United States have heart failure, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The condition occurs when the heart can’t take in enough blood or adequately pump enough blood to the rest of the body. There’s no cure, but the NIH says doctors can help people manage the condition to improve the quality and length of their lives. One strategy that has been tested among people with heart failure is exercise training, such as the kind that exists within cardiac rehabilitation programs. People who have had heart attacks and other cardiac problems like heart failure may take part in those programs to get medical supervision while learning to safely exercise and manage their condition.
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Exercise at Your Desk

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Repeat 3-5 times. If you can step into a vacant office or conference room, shadow box for a minute or two. Or just walk around the room as fast as you can. Or do walk-lunges in your office or a vacant room. (You could also amuse your co-workers by doing these in the hall; remember Monty Python’s “Ministry of Silly Walks” comedy routine?). Set your PDA to beep you into action.
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This piece offers a great run-down of the activity, along with images of some classic pilates stretches and workouts. Tennis Tennis is a classic sport, well-loved for being fun and great for you. It’s a strong aerobic workout and helps keep you agile, especially important as you get older. Tennis is also a very social activity — great for the body, mind and spirit! Swimming Swimming is easy on the body and is also one of the most comprehensive workouts, hitting all the major muscle groups: shoulders, back, abdominals, legs, hips and glutes.
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