Cardiac Rehab is a supervised and individualized program designed to help you improve your health and decrease your cardiac risk factors. This happens after you are discharged from the hospital from open heart surgery or a heart attack. Sessions are usually 2-3 times per week involving exercise, strength training and education.
- Counseling and training: Exercise gets your heart pumping and your entire cardiovascular system working. You will learn how to get your body moving in ways that promote heart health.
- Education for heart-healthy living: Managing your risk factors, choosing good nutrition, quitting smoking… education about heart-healthy living is a key element of cardiac rehab.
- Counseling to reduce stress: Stress hurts your heart. This part of rehab helps you identify and tackle everyday sources of stress.