The Heart Foundation recommends that you do at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical active on most, if not all, days of the week. You can do this in smaller bouts, such as three 10-minute walks a day if it is easier.

For people who have experienced heart problems, such as a heart attack or surgery, it is recommended that regular moderate intensity physical activity be a vital part of your return to everyday life. From the beginning, increase your activity very gradually. Talk to your doctor or cardiac rehabilitation health professional about when you can start being physically active again and how to build up your physical activity programme.

Slow down or stop if you feel short of breath, get irregular heart beats or chest pain.

If you have been prescribed angina medicine, carry it with you when you are being physically active and follow your doctor’s advice for its use.

For more useful advice visit the Heart Foundation’s Active Living page.

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