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There are many ways to prevent Heart Disease. One of those ways being exercises and diet. The American Heart Association has added “lack of exercise to the list of major risk factors of Heart Disease. There are many things you can do to exercise your body. Simple things like stair climbing and gardening are forms of exercise that you can do. If you want more exercise, you could try aerobic exercises like walking, bicycling, jogging, and swimming. Also, weight lifting is a beneficial exercise to help prevent Heart Disease. The American Heart Association set guidelines for safe exercise. These guidelines include frequency of exercise, 3-5 times a week, Duration, 20-60 minutes of exercise, and Intensity within your target heart rate. To determine your target heart rate, use the formula below.
1) 220 – age = MHR (maximum heart rate)
2) MHR x 0.6 = _____ (this is the low end of your target heart rate)
3) MHR x 0.8 = _____ (this is the high end of your target heart rate)
Example: If you are 40 years old, your MHR is 220 – 40 = 180.
180 x 0.6 = 108
180 x 0.8 = 144
Therefore, your target heart rate is between 108 and 144.
There are many heart rates your body can have. Click below to hear some sample heart beats.
Along with exercise, recovery plays a big part Heart Disease. When you have surgery, recovery is the most important part of the post-surgery. After the surgery, you might have to stay overnight at the hospital, for one or more days. When you get home, there are more things you have to do. One of those things being medication. After your hospital stay, you will probably end up having many medications for a while. Also, you need time to heal. Along with the healing process, there will be your good days, and your bad days. After a few days of complete rest, you will need to start physical exercise. Finally, your doctor may call you and make many appointments to check on you for the weeks to come. I hope this information has educated you on the prevention and recovery from Heart Disease and surgery.