What is the right level of exercise for you?
It may be hard to know how much or what type of exercise is possible with PAH and the protocol for exercise is individualized for each patient. With help from your PAH doctor, you can figure out the level of activity that is appropriate. Choose activities that you enjoy and that make you feel good.
Here are some helpful tips:
- Start out slowly and listen to your body
- Have enough breath to be able to talk
- Adjust your activity before you become tired
- If you experience any symptoms that concern you, for example dizziness or chest pain, seek medical advice
If you have any concerns or simply want to have reassurance that you are doing the right amount of activity, speak to your PAH doctor. Gym instructors, personal trainers, or people with similar jobs may not understand how PAH can affect an individual.