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Health Tip: Stay Active After a Heart Attack

Health Tip: Stay Active After a Heart Attack

12/05/12

(HealthDay News) -- Having a heart attack shouldn't put an end to an active lifestyle.

The American Heart Association offers these guidelines for when you resume exercise:

  • Exercise only if your doctor says it's safe.
  • Begin each workout with a gentle warm-up and end with a cool-down.
  • Monitor the intensity of your activity, making sure it's within the recommended range.
  • Monitor your heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Be aware of warning signs that you're pushing yourself too hard, including chest pain, lightheadedness or feeling out of breath.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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