Heart Failure & Exercise

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Quiz: Do You Understand Heart Failure & Exercise?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Cardiovascular exercise improves the way your body uses exercise.

Explanation:
Cardiovascular exercise improves the way your body uses oxygen, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and burns lots of calories.
2

Strength training can help improve posture.

Explanation:
Usually involving weights or resistance bands, strength training focuses on repetitive muscle movement. The results are stronger muscles and better posture.
3

Flexibility exercises don't lengthen your muscles.

Explanation:
With regular flexibility exercises, your muscles will lengthen and you’ll become more flexible. Use this type of movement exercise to improve your balance and range of motion.
4

It's normal to feel short of breath during workouts.

Explanation:
During exercise, it’s normal to feel short of breath and have a faster heartbeat, but if these symptoms become severe, stop what you’re doing. Take a rest, and call your healthcare provider if they continue.
5

You only need to warm up and cool down if you're doing cardiovascular exercise.

Explanation:
It’s always best to start slowly and work up to more intense exercise, rather than pushing yourself too much at first. Don’t forget to warm up and cool down before and after your exercise session.

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