Exercise And Heart

Ideally should go for isotonic exercises (Brisk walking, swimming, aerobic dancing, slow running, cycling, TMT etc.)
To avoid Isometric exercises (weight lifting, etc.)
Regular brisk walking 3-4km / day for at least 4-5 days a week is recommended. Early morning walking preferable. Late evening walking after dinner can be slow walking.
Exercise should have 3 phases. Warm-up phase of 5-10 mins, aerobic phase of 15-20 mins and cool down phase of 5-10mins.
Preferable to walk wearing sports shoes and on a flat ground without elevation and uneven surfaces.
Patients with known heart disease need to walk to achieve a pulse rate which is about 75% of their target heart rate (THR) (THR = 220-age)
Adequate hydration before and after exercise is needed

Yoga useful in cardiovascular, endocrine, metabolic and respirations functions.
Yoga helpful in treatment of certain diseases like diabetes, hypertension, bronchial asthma, obesity etc.

Pranayama, Dhanurasana, Ardha-matsendraasana, Pachimotanasana, Halasana and Vajrasana

Significant fall in fasting and postprandial blood sugar
Reduction in drug requirement
Sense of well being
Normalisation of insulin / glucose ratios

Significant reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure
Reduction in dosage requirement

Significant decrease in FFA, LDL and VLDL cholesterols

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