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Health Guide for Congenital Heart Disease

Getting the exercise recommendation that is right for your defect.

Posted on 1/5/21 in Exercise, General Knowledge

I often hear people say they are anxious about exercising with their defect. It is well known that exercise is medicine! Participating in regular physical activity helps prevent, acquired heart disease, heart failure, Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression and anxiety. BUT if you are anxious about exercising then that doesn’t help you!

Perhaps if you knew where to start, and if your physician made an activity recommendation specific for you, then you would feel confident enough to get started. Use the form below to start the conversation with your cardiologist.

Use the link to download the form

On your next visit to your cardiologist, bring this form with you. The form has been validated as feasible for use for both patients and physicians in a study published 6/2018 in the Journal of Congenital Cardiology

I hope this form will help you out with your exercise journey. If you are so inclined, please visit my virtual tip jar.



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