Don’t delay cardiac rehab
If you’re recovering from heart surgery, a heart attack, or any another cardiac event, the sooner you start cardiac rehabilitation, the better. As customized exercise and lifestyle education programme, cardiac rehab has many proven benefits, including preventing future heart problems and improving quality of life. Delaying rehab isn’t unusual, however: In this study, the average time before starting rehab was 34 days. But the other take-home message is ‘better late than never’. Even people who started rehab more than a month after their cardiac event still benefited from the programme.