Can I Exercise with Atrial Fibrillation?

You may worry that if you exercise, your heart rate will become faster and it is not good for your atrial fibrillation. Actually, you don’t have to worry so much. Physical activities are often good for people with AFib. Doctors usually advice their patients with AFib to start exercising regularly, because it strengthens their heart.

Of course, intensive or long workouts should be avoided, for they may trigger an episode. At the beginning, you’d better have mild exercise, like an 8-minute walk for a few days. While exercising, you must watch out your pulse. Ask your doctor what your heart rate should be, and keep it in the normal range. Meanwhile, watch for your symptoms. Whenever you feel pain, breathless or exhausted, stop to have a rest immediately.


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