To get the most out of your day and to keep a healthy heart it is recommended that you do at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. This can be anything from country walk to a session at the gym. However latest advice from Cardiac Rehabilitation is that if you are using gym equipment it should be on a manual setting only. Most patients will be prescribed beta blockers which reduces heart rate so should not try to acheive target heart rates which may be advised on some sites., if you don’t have any access to a gym or the weather is not on your side exercise can be achieved by climbing up down a set of stairs or taking a short walk.

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Half of all victims do not realise that they are having a heart attack

Below are 5 systems that you may have if you are having a heart attack:

  1. Pain or discomfort in the chest which may be crushing, tight or vice like
  2. Pain may spread to the arms and neck
  3. You may suddenly break into a sweat with cold, clammy, pale skin
  4. Shortness of breath
  5. Feeling or being sick

Take action, CALL 999 for a ambulance if you have any of the above symptoms

Don’t be afraid of raising a false alarm its better to be safe than sorry


Diet is an important factor of anyone’s lifestyle but for a person that is suffering with a heart condition is even more important. It helps with rehabilitation and can prevent the condition recurring. Just a small change in diet such as eating your 5 a day or even red wine and dark chocolate can improve your health and drastically lower the risk of developing a heart condition.

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