Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Exercise

Exercise improves heart health

True or False: Exercise is dangerous for the heart patient.

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  •  True
  •  False

Answer: False

In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say:
The long-held myth that heart patients should not exercise is flat- out wrong! Exercise improves heart health, whether you have heart issues today or wish to avoid them in the future.

Virtually everybody should aim for at least 30 thirty minutes of exercise each day—brisk walking is a great way to satisfy the requirement. You can start walking today. But if you are a heart patient and plan a vigorous exercise program (perhaps you have decided to begin training for your first marathon), you should check with your cardiologist first.

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