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2/10/09 7:27 A

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Hi, Thank you so much for your information on exercising. I have always had to do things slower and would feel that I wasn't doing enough. We can never compare ourselves with "healthy" people and that is sometimes hard. I also have 3 bad heart valves and find when I walk too fast or walk up hills I have to stop and breathe. My friends don't like to walk with me cause I slow them down. Oh well... I am fine alone! haha emoticon emoticon

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2/10/09 2:16 A

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Hi! I've had CHF for a while now. Somewhere on one of the other threads I explained about beta blockers - what they block is adrenaline, which means that it's impossible to raise your heart rate properly with exercise. So instead of "cardio" or aerobic exercise, you have to think of milder exercises for longer - instead of running to raise your heart rate, take a long slow walk. Or set your exercise bicycle at its easiest setting, no resistance - but sit on there and pedal while you"re doing ANYTHING that can be done sitting down. Swim. Do strength exercises, within the weight lifting limits your doctor has set. And try isometrics and yoga.

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2/9/09 6:43 A

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Hi, I have had CHF for a number of years and on many meds for other illnesses as well. I have found that keeping a daily food journal is one of the best ways for me. If I get in the food groups and really concentrate on the fruits and vegetables and write them down it is the only way for me. I tend to "forget" that I ate and if I write it down I will see that I shouldn't be hungry and can concentrate on doing something other than eating. I have lost 40 lbs that way. Still have much more to lose but know when I don't really keep my eye on it ...it does make a difference. Good luck to you. emoticon

Judi Pearl,Wisconsin
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All things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to his purpose : Romans 8:28
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http://www.transplantwisconsin.org/ Join me on Facebook


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2/8/09 6:36 P

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I am new here and have been reading the boards about beta blockers. I had no idea that they might be the reason that I cannot lose weight. How does one with CHF and on beta blockers lose weight? Thanks in advance.

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