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Insurance paid cardiac rehab is great...

And I really love it... I'm up to 45 minutes 2x a week. However, my insurance will not pay for a gym membership, and I don't have the money for an at-home elliptical.

How can I maintain this momentum?

  1. Thank you for sharing. Welcome to the heart failure community. I’m sorry to hear that your insurance doesn’t pay for a gym membership. Some things I did to keep up my momentum post cardiac rehab were walking up and down a flight of stairs in my home, continuously walking back and forth from the kitchen to the living room, and taking a walk from my house to the mailbox. Hope you are doing well. Leslie (Community Moderator)

    1. I feel much better than I did in November! I have energy and I'm not out of breath. One of the reasons I want to keep going. I'm also losing weight as well.

      1. Thank you for the update. Glad to hear that your insurance allowed you to participate in a cardiac rehab program. Sounds like you have made some great accomplishments with this. And congratulations on the weight loss. That must have you feeling proud of yourself. I see that provided you with a response above with an idea that may benefit you. Do you have parks or places where you could walk in your area. Where I live there are three parks close to where I live that allows for me some great places to walk while enjoying the scenery -- and its' free and this I find great for keeping me in good shape. Wishing you all the best. John community moderator.

    2. This is great news! I agree with Leslie and John here, there are many ways to get cardio in. It can be done in the home as well as outside. I tend to like the outdoors as well and like John said, it's free. I'm also sorry to hear that your insurance isn't covering a gym membership, but there are cost-effective options like planet fitness ($10 a month). If not then outside will do you just fine. Olivia Rose -Moderator

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