Walking for Heart Patients
Walking is necessary for a heart patient. It has many advantages.
~It reduces weight, controls sugar, and reduces stress. It gives the joints – movement, fresh air if you walk in the morning. ~Regular walks help in the control of Blood Pressure. It also reduces cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
But the most important advantage is that – it gives fitness to the heart. In other words, it gives the heart the habit of working more efficiently. These can be only achieved by regular walk, which has to be a minimum of 35 minutes per day. Apart from reversal, walking also increases the co-lateral vessels in the heart.
Start walking slowly. Gradually increase the speed. Feel when angina (chest heaviness, pain, choking or breathlessness) is about to come. Stop, the feeling will go away. Walk again, but now the speed should be less than the last time. Keep walking now the angina will not come. This is the correct speed.
Heart patients should know that walking should be ideally done empty stomach. But do not walk for about one hour after meals. While you climb up or go on a steep, you should go at much slower speed