Sunday, June 20, 2010

Exercise After Heart Attack Rehab

A new study as found that only 37 percent of patients were exercising even three times a week after one year following a heart attack, bypass surgery or angioplasty. Guidelines suggest exercising five times a week.

The study also found that women were less likely than men to exercise, and younger men were more likely than women and older men to adhere to their exercise program. More work is needed to convince these patients that regular exercise needs to be a lifelong habit.

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