Learn How Exercise Can Help Strengthen a Weak Heart


It's important to get medical clearance before starting an exercise program, especially if you have a weak heart.

Consult a doctor before starting:

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Low-impact exercises like walking, cycling, and swimming are a great way to start exercising and building endurance.

Start with low-impact exercises:

Increase the intensity of your workouts gradually over time to avoid overexertion.

Gradually increase intensity:

Aerobic exercise like jogging, brisk walking, or cycling can improve cardiovascular health and help strengthen a weak heart.

Focus on aerobic exercise:

Strength training with weights or resistance bands can improve muscle strength and overall fitness.

Incorporate resistance training:

Use the Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion scale to monitor your exertion level and avoid pushing yourself too hard.

Use the perceived exertion scale:

Use a heart rate monitor to keep track of your heart rate and stay within a safe range.

Monitor heart rate during exercise:

Aim to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, as recommended by the American Heart Association.

Aim for 150 minutes per week:

Take regular breaks during your workouts to avoid overexertion and fatigue.

Take regular breaks:

Avoid exercising in extreme temperatures, as they can be hard on the heart.

Avoid extreme temperatures:

Drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercise to stay hydrated and avoid dehydration.

Stay hydrated:

Get enough rest between workouts to allow your body to recover and prevent fatigue.

Get enough rest:

Swimming is a low-impact exercise that can be especially beneficial for those with weak hearts.

The benefits of swimming:

Warming up before exercise and cooling down after can help prepare your body for activity and prevent muscle soreness.

Warm up and cool down:

Exercise can be an effective way to strengthen a weak heart, but it's important to approach it carefully. Always consult a doctor before starting an exercise program and start with low-impact exercises.