Should people with restrictive cardiomyopathy exercise?
Your doctor will let you know if it’s a good idea for you to exercise. While being active is generally good for the heart, people with restrictive cardiomyopathy can get very tired and short of breath, even after just a little activity.
If you do exercise, experts suggest you:
Heavy weightlifting is not recommended.
- Take frequent breaks.
- Exercise at a time of day when you have the most energy.
- Start slow, gradually building up strength and endurance.
From: Heart Disease and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy WebMD Medical Reference
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