You may have heart disease, but exercising is still good for you – The Star Online

People with heart disease can, and are encouraged to, exercise, but should tailor their workout to their condition. — TNS

It might seem that a steady regimen of rest and relaxation is the best course of action for someone with heart disease, but staying active is essential for the heart and overall health.

Cardiologist Dr Elijah Behr from the Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London, United Kingdom, explains why and how even people whose conditions put them at higher risk of cardiac arrest can exercise safely.

“Even in patients with quite damaged hearts that are causing heart failure, exercise can be important for improving quality of life,” he says.

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