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Prov18:10, February 19,  2018  7:34am EST

Daily exercise

I am concern with doing light at exercises like sit-ups, push-ups, planks, etc. I have had my CRT-D since 2014 at age 50 and have had several therapy shocks generally taking place in the morning after recently awakening. So I’m concern of trying to do light exercises. My EP doctors said it’s my decision knowing my rhythm issues. Any thoughts from others with first hand experience?

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  • Rbrandt
    Rbrandt, February 19,  2018  5:37pm EST
    Welcome Prov18:10, I don’t have a CRT-D so I cannot speak to that nor its impact. When I was diagnosed with Afib in 2015 I was pretty much told the same as you concerning exercise with the caveat that it would beneficial. What I found was walking and that’s really the extent of structured exercise the only exercise I do.  Walking really helped the anxiety I had in the beginning and after I was converted back to NSR doing 4 mile walks seem to be good for me but I did start out very cautiously and built on it. Welcome and best of luck to you. May we all have NSR Roy.
  • chprosser
    chprosser, February 20,  2018  4:40am EST
    I have always exercised and I didn't change because of afib issues from time to time.
  • Ned
    Ned, February 20,  2018  5:40am EST
    I have started cycling with a brand new (to me) recumbent trike. We have many rails-to-trails in Florida, and most are quite level with few if any hills. I didn't realize how out of shape I am. It's a fun exercise. Meet lots of nice people and most are not in a hurry. My one policy is I don't ride alone, or I inform those who care when and where I'm riding and when to expect my return.
  • lacarr5
    lacarr5, February 21,  2018  2:08am EST
    There is a free app called Road ID that you can use to send an eCrumb trial to others that shows your real-time location and alerts them if you stop for more than 5 minutes. You can also create a screen saver with your Dr name & phone number and emergency contact and Meds. Good piece of mind !!
  • brendaizel
    brendaizel, February 28,  2018  10:25am EST
    oh! I would love to try it. I live in Florida too.
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