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Create Your Own Cardiac Rehab Program

By Wednesday, 23 October 2019 06:42 AM Current | Bio | Archive

One of the features of cardiac rehab is close monitoring by a healthcare professional during exercise periods, which provides peace of mind for patients who have recently suffered a cardiac event.

Whether or not you have heart disease, here are some tips to get started on your own:

  1. Make sure you have an up-to-date assessment of the target numbers you need to reach, including weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, and the other numbers you need to meet.
  2. Ask your doctor for an "exercise prescription" that outlines a realistic physical activity plan that you can implement at home or at a fitness center.
  3. Re-do your diet. Check with your hospital to learn if they offer special cooking classes for people with heart disease or diabetes. If you are on Medicare, and have diabetes and/or kidney disease, you're eligible for nutritional counseling.
  4. If you smoke, make a plan to quit. You can get free information from the American Lung Association at lung.org. Research finds part of the studies that outline the benefits of cardiac rehab stem from smoking cessation.
  5. Resolve to expand your social circle. Mended Hearts is a national peer-to-peer organization that assists cardiac patients and their caregivers, providing social, emotional, and rehabilitative support. (MendedHearts.org)

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