Friday, November 16

Myth Busters

MYTH & FACTS

Myth Busters
MYTH 1: If you have heart disease, you can’t be physically active. Being sedentary for patients with heart disease is not good. It can lead to thrombosis, (blood clots) in the legs and can cause further problems and worsen the general condition. Physical activity is very necessary for cardiac patients and helps strengthen the heart muscle and keeps the heart active and also improves overall health and well-being of the cardiac patient However one has to be careful about the kind of exercise. It is best to consult the cardiologist to understand the kind of exercise that would be mostdoctors recommend, walking as any amount ofwalking. MYTH 2: Vitamins and supplements can lower the risk of heart disease. The antioxidant vitamins E, C and beta carotene are beneficial for the heart,