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Heart Failure & Maintaining Quality of Life

Coping and maintaining ones' quality of life can be difficult with all the challenging symptoms, impaired physical function, treatment demands, stress, and so much more. How does one living with heart failure deal with the impact it has on their everyday life?

  1. Great Question

    1. The two most practical and healthy practices for me are exercise and diet control. Neither one of them has to be extreme for me to feel like I'm having a positive impact on my condition and lifestyle.

      1. I am linking you to a great article that Latoya wrote about movement and it might give you some ideas, How often do you walk and do you walk far? - Clair Moderator

      2. Thank you for sharing. While in heart failure, I walked at least a mile daily, sometimes I did yoga or even Tai Chi on good days. Hope you are feeling well and welcome to the heart failure community. Leslie (Community Moderator)

    2. Exercise, good diet and being mindful are the best ways to manage heart diseases. yes, exercising will have a great impact on heart's health. And good diet will show you a tremendous change in overall health and well being. Always remember, Good food=Good Mood=Good Health=Good Life

      1. It's so great to hear that you are exercising, on a diet that works for you, and using mindfulness to manage your heart failure. Thank you for sharing, I am sure others will appreciate your ideas! ❤️ Best, Amani ( team)

    3. I started exercising and changed my diet and tremendous results took place
      Kimberly ( Team)

      1. What changes did you make to your diet?

      2. I cut down on salt and sugar. I ate more fruits and vegetables (I Love Broccoli), didnt drink soda for a long time.
        Kimberly ( Team

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