An inactive lifestyle is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. According to the World Heart Federation, if you are inactive, not doing enough exercise, it can increase your risk of heart disease by 50 percent (%).

The other risk factors also include diabetes type 2, high blood pressure or hypertension, smoking, high cholesterol, and obesity as well.

Staying active is probably a great way to decrease your chance or risk of heart disease.

Aerobic exercise like walking has been proven to improve the health of an individual heart. It can also reverse some of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease by helping to lose weight and lower blood pressure.

However, sometimes, exercise might increase your risk to get a heart attack, especially for those with heart disease, and did not monitor their activity properly.

Why do you have to take precautions?

Exercise is very important for you to prevent heart disease. It’s generally safe for most people, however, it is important for you to take precautions. Especially if your doctor tells you that you have one or more risk factors for heart disease.

People with heart disease are almost always safe and safe if they are taking care of it beforehand. However, not all kind of exercises is not suitable for those with heart disease.
If you are new to exercising, the key is to start slowly to avoid any unwanted event. You are recommended to consult with your doctor before starting your new exercise program. You may also need to start your exercise under medical supervision.

What are the signs of heart disease?

Chest discomfort
Many people will often associate sudden and intense chest pain with heart attacks.

Those with heart disease may be experiencing mild discomfort or redness in their chest. Pain can be subtle and disappear, so it’s very hard to say what’s wrong with your body. It is better for you to stop exercising if you encounter such a situation and seek medical attention if the symptoms last for more than a few minutes.

Short breath
Breathing excessively with discomfort chest during activities is often a precursor to a heart attack. These symptoms can occur before you are feeling discomfort in your chest or may occur without chest discomfort.

Mild headache
While physical activity may make you feel tired, you should not feel dizzy while exercising. Take this sign seriously, as a warning and you should stop exercising immediately, for your own good.

Irregular rhythm/heart rate
If your heartbeat is jumping or fluttering, it also indicates that you have a problem with your heart. If you have an unusual heartbeat while exercising, you need to get medical treatment immediately.

Sweating
Although if you sweat while exercising is normal, nausea and cold sweating are warning signs for those who a having heart disease. You may also experience discomfort or discomfort in your arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach.

Therefore, it is important for you to get medical help if you think that you may have any of the signs as stated in the above. It is advisable to wait no more than a few minutes, to contact your doctor. Your heart can stop beating during a heart attack. Emergency physicians have the knowledge and equipment needed to recover.

Get someone else to drive you to the hospital right away if you have symptoms of a heart attack and if you can’t contact the emergency health care.

What can you do?

You can still exercise but it is best you start slowly. Aerobic activity will require you to use lungs and heart for quite a period of time. You may opt for a light aerobic activity like swimming, walking, light jogging – less than five times in a week.

It is best to always warm up the muscle before you want to start exercising. The same thing goes to after the end of exercise – take a little time to cool down, and at a slower pace.

It is advisable for those with heart disease to avoid from wearing too many layers of clothes when exercising during hot weather as this might disturb your heart”s condition.

But above all, it is best to get a consultation with your own trainer or someone who can give you the advice to exercise, so you would know which exercise is suitable for you and your heart condition. It is always best to exercise but do not put your heart in danger by going over limit.

By Nurul
30th March 2020 23:00

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