Staying active is important! Exercise such as walking can help your heart. Walking will help you to have more energy, feel less fatigued, and decrease your symptoms. Stay active as long as you're comfortable. Exercise as long as you don't feel short of breath or tired. Some tips include:
- Plan activities like a walk, and make it a regular part of your day.
- Pace yourself. Make sure that you're not short of breath, and you can make a full sentence while you walk.
- Compare how much you were able to do today with the how much you did yesterday. It can give you a hint if your heart failure is increasing.
Cardiac rehabilitation can assist you with a personal exercise plan and guidance on how to stay active with heart failure. For more information, call the Kettering Cardiac Wellness and Rehabilitation department at (937) 395-8825.