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Physical Activity as Cardiac Surgery Rehabilitation

Posted by Heart Hugger on Sep 8, 2015 9:41:00 AM


physical activity after heart surgery

For most of our lives, physical activity has been like a cloudy sky. For some of us, the clouds are fresh and bright, and for others, the clouds are gray and stormy. Regardless of whether we live for the treadmill or constantly invent excuses to avoid the gym, exercise is a thought that always hangs over us, and its importance throughout our lives is undeniable. However, there are some points in life when physical activity becomes less a cloudy sky, to be looked up at and contemplated on, and more a hurdle that must be crossed as part of rehabilitation. After heart surgery, this is especially true.

Cardiac Surgery Rehabilitation

Posted by Heart Hugger on May 27, 2015 10:59:00 AM


cardiac stethoscope

We have always regarded the heart as a center of life. When we were little, the heart seemed to be a soft-edged, lovable little shape that rested somewhere within us. As we grew older, we learned that the heart was in charge of nearly every movement of our body, responsible for our survival. And, as our lives went on, we often revisited that idea that the heart was the center for emotion--and, whether it was heartbreak or joy, the heart seemed responsible. We've always thought of the heart as our center, one way or another. But now, after heart surgery, that idea becomes more prominent than ever--because, it seems, a cardiac surgery patient can't make a move or take a breath without thinking about how it will affect their heart.