“Motion in Action” Home Exercise Program

“Motion in Action” is a heart fitness program designed by Dr. Chris Lai and a team of health care professionals from Curan’s Heart Centre that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home.

The heart fitness program includes a series of exercises designed to strengthen your heart and help prevent cardiovascular disease. The free in-home program can be customized for various levels of fitness and heart health. Everyone is welcome to participate.

The program will offer free resources including:

  • Heart Health Monitoring
  • Mentorship and guidance by health care professionals
  • Heart Assessments
  • Exercise booklets and demonstrations
  • Online support

The program will begin in February 2021 and you can register at any time by contacting Kayla Waddington, Program Director kwaddington@curans.com

Contact Kayla if you would like further information on the program or to discuss your participation.

Resources:

Click on the Following Link to download: Motion in Action Introductory Booklet

Motion in Action Introductory booklet containing information on:

  • Cardiovascular disease in our region
  • Heart attack warning signs
  • Heart Rate
  • The Borg Scale (RPE)
  • Blood pressure
  • Pre-exercise checklist
  • Exercise guidelines
  • Assistive resources on diet, smoking, and mental health support

Videos– Click on the links to watch videos that will guide you through some easy in-home exercises.

Videos have been made available through the generosity of the Central East Regional Cardiovascular Rehab. Regional Cardiovascular Rehab – Get heart healthy

  1. Warm Up Exercise– Your warmup should last between 3 to 5 minutes; however, some people may need a slightly longer warmup.

Warm Up – Regional Cardiovascular Rehab (gethearthealthy.ca)

  1. Seated Yoga Exercises- Have a stable chair or surface available for support.

Seated Yoga – Regional Cardiovascular Rehab (gethearthealthy.ca)

  1. Floor Yoga- Take breaks when needed and be mindful of your breathing.

Floor Yoga – Regional Cardiovascular Rehab (gethearthealthy.ca)

  1. Balance Training- Complete 8 to 10 repetitions. Perform daily.

Balance Training – Regional Cardiovascular Rehab (gethearthealthy.ca)

  1. Flexibility- Hold each stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 1 to 2 times.

               Flexibility – Regional Cardiovascular Rehab (gethearthealthy.ca)

  1. Resistance Training– Always complete a warmup and a cool down before and after resistance training.

Bands – Regional Cardiovascular Rehab (gethearthealthy.ca)