Cardiovascular fitness is important for everyone, especially those with a history of heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty, or heart surgery. Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, or cardiac rehab, is often prescribed to help these individuals regain strength and endurance and in a supportive, safe setting.
Recent research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine also suggests that regular exercise may reduce the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a major cause of complications in patients with the COVID-19 virus. According to researchers, regular exercise can increase the production of important antioxidants that can strengthen and protect cardiac tissues.
Trained specialists from Intermountain’s Cardiac Rehab team have designed at-home exercise videos that can help everyone take the next step toward optimal strength, balance, and confidence. Check out the YouTube videos below to get started. Be sure to check back often as new videos are added regularly.
Strengthen your hips, improve balance and your daily activities with this lower body workout. Jeffrey Beck, exercise physiologist with Intermountain Healthcare, walks you through four exercises you can do at home to strengthen your lower body.
Jeffrey Beck, exercise physiologist with Intermountain Healthcare takes you through four upper body exercises you can do at home. All you need is a sturdy chair to sit in and a resistance band.