Exercise is great tool for strengthening your heart, lowering blood pressure, improving cholesterol levels, and improving circulation.
However, if you do have heart disease, you need to be cautious as you begin an exercise program. It's vital to discuss with your doctor before starting ANY exercise routine.
4 warnings to watch for during exercise
1. Stop exercise if you become short of breath or overly fatigued. Granted, exercise will cause you to breathe harder and you should feel like you have exerted yourself after a solid workout. Discuss what is acceptable for you with your doctor.
2. If you deal with shortness of breath regularly, even when not exercising, contact your doctor. You may need to adjust your diet, fluid intake, or medications.
3. If you develop heart palpitations or an irregular heartbeat, stop exercising. Rest for 15 minutes and then take your pulse. If you heart