Exercise and your heart

Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for people with coronary heart disease significantly improves health outcomes and death rates.

Research involving people at risk of cardiovascular disease has indicated that exercise supervised by physiotherapists, along with counselling from a dietician, can contribute to significant improvements in blood pressure, weight, quality of life, and other health indicators after only one year.

It has also been established that exercise training under professional health care supervision in people who have had heart failure is safe and effective.

Speak to your physiotherapist for expert advice and a training programme best suited to your needs.

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