Exercising after a heart attack or with a heart condition can be intimidating, but it’s one of the most important things a person can do for a heart-healthy lifestyle. Experts from the Division of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute have developed the HeartWise Exercise mobile application with the needs of heart patients in mind.
Users can follow a personalized exercise program, receive coaching tips, keep track of their progress, and access dozens of heart-healthy resources.
Questions and Answers
Q. Who should use the HeartWise Exercise app?
A. The Heartwise Exercise app is ideal for anyone who has suffered a heart attack or is living with a heart condition. Whether you’ve completed cardiac rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, or just looking for some motivation to keep going, the app can help you start an exercise program safely.
Q. Where should I exercise?
A. Whether you prefer to walk, bike, swim or use equipment, you will be able to track your daily progress. The HeartWise Exercise app will suggest ideal places for you to exercise.
Q. How do I use the HeartWise Exercise app?
A. Click the HeartWise Exercise link and follow the prompts. Answer a few questions about yourself and receive a personalized exercise program to get you started. Check-in daily to get your updated exercise prescription and log your progress.
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