Cardiac Transitional Programs
A sedentary or inactive lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease. Exercise is an important component in staying healthy to prevent a cardiac event as well as strengthening the heart and body muscles after a cardiac event.
The benefits of exercise include, but are not limited to:
- Strengthen you heart and cardiovascular system.
- Improve your circulation to help use oxygen more efficiently.
- Improve heart failure symptoms.
- Increase energy levels so you can do more activities without becoming tired or short of breath.
- Help reduce body fat and help you reach a healthy weight.
- Help reduce stress, tension, anxiety and depression.
- Boost self-image and self-esteem.
- Improve sleep.
For some it may be intimidating to enter an exercise facility; however, the friendly and professional staff at the Health Learning Center will walk you through the process. The Health Learning Center is a medically based fitness center. Our staff includes registered nurses, exercise physiologists, respiratory and recreational therapists. Transitioning an individual from a hospital based cardiac rehabilitation program to a community based exercise program is our forte. You will receive a thorough intake with an exercise physiologist and/or a nurse.
A safe and progressive exercise program will be written for you, supervision provided to include heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen level monitoring at each visit.
For more information call (719) 776-4761.