Cardiac rehabilitation program
Phase III and IV rehabilitation introduces safe and effective exercise for those with heart disease or who have had surgery. The goal is to build a lifelong commitment to cardiac risk factor modification whilst preventing future events.
Exercise training during cardiac rehabilitation improves stamina, increases energy levels and reduces bodily pain in nearly all patients, regardless of age, gender or cardiac disability. Each session will also include:
- Upper body strength
Other positive outcomes of rehabilitation include:
- Daily activities become easier and less tiring, as the body uses available oxygen more efficiently.
- Body fat is burned longer resulting in weight loss.
- Blood pressure may be reduced.
- Blood glucose (sugar) has less fluctuation and stabilizes at a lower level.
- Emotional fatigue is less.
- Depression improves.