I Am Significantly Overweight And I Have Angina. What Are The Best Exercises For Me?

Dr. Barry Franklin answers the question: 'Exercises For Obesity And Angina?'

ByABC News
January 31, 2008, 12:10 PM

— -- Question: I am significantly overweight and I have angina. What are the best exercises for me?

Answer: I think the key is for the patient with angina, as well as the patient being overweight, is a mild to moderate intensity exercise program combining endurance exercise with resistance training.

I think it's also important to recognize one who's trying to achieve those objectives, that is reducing body weight and fat stores and reducing angina, should also think of increasing physical activity during day to day activities; parking farther away from the store, taking one flight of steps. And by accumulating exercise bouts throughout the entire day, you can actually burn as many calories or more calories than you can in the structured exercise program.

So if we say that goals are reducing angina and reducing body weight and fat stores, we recommend both a regular structured exercise program at least 30 minutes most days of the week, complemented by increases in lifestyle physical activity.

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