Learning to live with Angina
Your Body Set The Pace
you have angina you must take care when exercising that
you donít bring on discomfort. Be aware of your limitations, and stick
to activities that you can do comfortably.
key is to let your body set the pace for you. Remember, it is how fast and hard
you exercise that may bring on pain, not how long. Some other things to keep in
gradually before exercising, and cool off afterward.
exercise to the point of soreness.
do heavy exercise within two hours after your main meal or a light
exercise(walking) within an hour.
exercise if you are very tired or not feeling well.
exercises and activities that cause you to strain and hold your breath, for
example: opening heavy or stiff windows, heavy lifting, snow (and other)
shoveling, or hard pushing/pulling activities, especially for the first few
months following your heart attack/surgery.
comfortably and for the weather. You may have to cut or skip your exercise in
very cold, windy, hot or humid weather.
be embarrassed to rest.
exercise beyond the earliest sign of an anginal episode. If pain begins, stop. Take nitroglycerin if it has been
alert to what your body tells you. Tell your doctor if you have any symptoms
during or after exercising. In particular, call
your doctor if you have chest pain or experience breathlessness.