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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Activities to do on communities when recovering from a heart attack (2010)

Author

Healthy Living NT

Publisher

Healthy Living NT

City

Casuarina, NT

Type

Leaflet

 

Description

Activities to do on communities when recovering from a heart attack is a leaflet of practical advice and an activity plan. The activity plan begins with a recommendation for slow walking 5-10 mins for the first week, and gradually builds up to longer and more strenuous activities for the patient. For example, by week 6 the activity plan includes long walks, collecting shellfish from rocks, swimming, digging for honey ants.

This activity plan has been specifically designed for people living in rural or remote communities, as some of the activities are bush activities.

The leaflet also includes some information on why exercise is important, and when to seek medical advice.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This leaflet is for people who are recovering from a heart attack or their carers. It can be used to provide ideas for physical activity with a client, (they may not like to do all the activities suggested) and to make them aware that they should not try to do anything too strenuous when they are recovering.

Contact details

Healthy Living NT
PO Box 40113
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8927 8488
Fax: (08) 8927 8515
Email: info@healthylivingnt.org.au

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Last updated: 14 September 2015
 
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