Can I exercise if I've had a heart attack?
Regular aerobic exercise greatly improves the chances of preventing or recovering from a heart attack. Check with your doctor before starting any kid of exercise program. If you already have a heart condition, your doctor will likely give you a stress test. The test can help your doctor decide how much exercise is safe.
If you've had a heart attack, exercise with other people rather than alone during the first months of recovery. Many community health and recreation centers offer doctor-supervised heart rehabilitation programs.
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