In general, it’s best for people with heart failure to stay as active as possible, as moderate exercise can help improve symptoms, reduce stress and boost energy levels.
Regular exercise sufficient to provoke mild or moderate breathlessness is recommended, and shouldn’t be feared. If your partner or relative is afraid of exercising, or doesn’t know how much exercise is advisable, talk to their doctor or nurse.
Click here for more ideas on appropriate exercise for your partner or relative. It’s also important for your partner or relative to know when to try to conserve energy, so they can do the things they enjoy. Below are some tips on how they can do this:
Click here to find out about more ways of conserving energy.