Originally Posted by RED RONIN
.... I was told my ejection fraction rate was 35% instead of 55% or better for a healthy heart. ... I am male..50 years old..50 pounds overweight.. ... I just want to know what Im up against
The best thing one can do for their heart and their health is eat a healthy, low calorie, small meal diet..... AND do "appropriate" exercise, in my opinion as a fellow heart patient.
I've had heart failure for over 20 years. My health continued to worsen as I aged from my 50's into my 60's, with swelling of my legs, ankles and feet; constant breathing problems; chest pains, high blood pressure and fatigue.
I started eating a very healthy diet in December 2004, and then slowly and gradually increased daily exercise until today, where I am doing at least 150 pushups, 500 steps, 160 weight curls, 120 weight lifts, one hour power walk and a few minutes on a stationary bike per day; and instead of approaching age 70 sickly, I am doing and feeling very well. My cholesterol and triglycerides are at very healthy levels, without medication, and my average blood pressure is around 117/69 with only a small dose of one blood pressure medication.