What is a Heart Attack?

Heart attack means that the heart muscle gets injured because the blood vessels providing blood supply to it stop doing so, resulting in a blood clot. It may be fatal, mild or moderate where the person may or may not recover. This is of two types: Angina and Myocardial Infarct (MI). Angina is chronic and occurs over a period of time

Aerobic exercises are also known for their increase in endurance, and work to increase the functioning of the cardiovascular system to pump oxygen throughout the body efficiently.
Regular aerobics increases the amount of oxygen that the cells in the body receive, strengthens the heart to improve its ability to pump blood efficiently, creating muscle tone, increasing red blood cells, and improving mental health concerns related to stress and depression. Some additional benefits are lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and weight loss. Chronic diseases such as heart failure are improved with regular exercise, under the watchful eye of your physician.
Here are 10 Exercises for heart patients:



1. Walking

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If you’re new to exercise or you are starting aerobic activities when you’re older in age, walking is a great way to burn calories and begin the process to condition your heart to pump better.

2. Jogging

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Indoors or outdoors, jogging is an excellent exercise that provides individuals with a higher impact workout to burn more calories and makes a difference in weight.

3. Jumping Rope

Compared to running and jogging, jumping rope actually provides a better exercise because impact is absorbed in both feet at the same time and 10 minutes of jumping rope is the equivalent of a one mile run.

4. Swimming

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Swimming is an exercise that individuals of all ages can take part in. If you are overweight, the water provides buoyancy to cushion your joints from impact, while helping you to increase your heart rate, burn calories and lose fat.

5. Outdoor/ Stationary Cycling

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Burning fat and reducing the risk of heart disease, as well as lowering blood pressure are some wonderful benefits to cycling. Many people watch television or listen to music while cycling and find it quite relaxing.



6. Treadmill/ Elliptical Machines

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This method of aerobic exercise combines jogging and walking while allowing you to lower or increase your resistance. These can be high intensity or low intensity to aid weight loss.

7. Step Aerobics

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By incorporating dance steps and arm movements in your routine, with or without weights, step aerobics can be the workout you’ve been looking for. It is fun, helps you burn calories and is a great way to stay fit.

8. Low Weight Reps

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If you’re interested in weight training, you will probably be surprised to know that you can actually increase the aerobic impact by using low weights and increasing your reps to get your heart pumping and calories burning.

9. Cardio Kickboxing

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Cardio Kickboxing is an excellent high impact work out designed to help you lose weight, burn calories and learn and introduce you to a type of martial arts.

10. Dance

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Dance move create a full body movement.  Dancing can be a rhythmic and aerobic exercise routine for heart health. A good aerobic beat is about 120-135 beats per minute. Dance can range from high to  low impact depending on your ability and preference.  Put on a good footwear and moves in the beats of music which motivates you.




Heart attack is a culmination of an incorrect lifestyle such as erratic eating habits, choosing unhealthy foods, obesity, irregular sleeping habits, lack of exercise, addictions such as smoking, consuming excessive alcohol, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and so on

Different patients need different foam of exercise so consult your doctor before starting any of them and follow the recommended exercises only.

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