What are some ways that someone with 3rd degree heart block can lower their resting heart rate without over the top exercise?
So I used to be a frequent runner and worked out a lot until I got sudden 3rd degree block almost 3 months ago now and got an emergency St. Jude pacemaker inserted.
Before all this I had a resting heart rate of about 65. Now it goes as high as about 90. But generally between 78-90s.
I haven't worked out much except for walking since my treadmill stress test determined that for now I can't really let myself go higher than 170bpm or I'll feel awful.
I'm doing my best to eat as healthy as I can now, but I know my body really needs to exercise again. What are some workouts that have helped you that are easy on the heart? Does anyone know if yoga would help? If it helps, I'm 5'4 and 118 pounds.
Thanks! You're all amazing :)