Strengthen your heart, mind, body and lungs.
Keeping fit promotes a healthy body and mind. However, adult CHD patients may have issues that can stop them from exercising, or reduce their ability when they do.
But you can still improve your fitness level even if your exercise capacity is reduced. And, providing that you are physically able and have been cleared by your doctor, the benefits of starting even a gentle exercise programme are huge.
As with anything new, the best place to start is by having a conversation with your CHD consultant about exercise. They should be able to advise you if there is any clinical reason for you not to exercise, or if there are particular activities that you should avoid.