Regular physical activity can help you live better with heart disease by improving your fitness, energy level and overall quality of life. It’s never too late to make physical activity a part of your everyday life.
If you are new to regular exercise, start slowly and increase your activity gradually. Some conditions may require you to avoid certain types of activity. Consult with your doctor before starting a new exercise program.
For information on physical activity related to a specific heart condition, visit the following to view the patient guides and accompanying videos:
General Resources for Heart Healthy Physical Activity
- Cardiac Rehabilitation: Physical Activity Guide
Our guide for heart patients who are starting an exercise program
- Heart Healthy Living Guide
Our general guide to physical activity, healthy eating and more
- Heart Health Tips: Exercise (videos)
Our series short videos covering different aspects of healthy eating
- Heart Wise Exercise
A program to help you find physical activity resources in your area that are safe for people with chronic conditions
A prevention and rehabilitation program for the French-speaking population of the Champlain region
- Physical Activity
More about physical activity and heart disease from our Prevention & Wellness Centre