Ask your doctor when you can begin a physical activity program. Your doctor can help you find a program suited to your needs and physical condition by providing advice on appropriate types of activities and ways to progress at a safe and steady pace. Your doctor may refer you to a formal cardiac rehabilitation program to help you learn to be physically active safely.
You may also need an exercise stress test before you become active again. Your doctor can tell you what symptoms to watch for during physical activity. If you have any of those symptoms, be sure to follow your healthcare professional's instructions.
Once your doctor says you can be active, use these tips to get back on track toward your physical activity goals.
|Not in the habit of being physically active|
|Lack of time|
|Not feeling well|
|Bored with exercise|
|Pain or injury|
|On the road again…|
This content was last reviewed July 2015.