I'm looking for suggestions for very light cardio.
For those who don't know, I have a host of medical problems.
One of them is a bad heart. It skips, stops, etc at random times. Sometimes very painful.
It's also gotten weak. Last October I was in the hospital, I was having a large run of skips for a few days, and got bad enough I had to be hospitalized.
I came out of it ok, but my heart is weaker for it.
I now have a very low blood pressure. My Doc has actually had me infuse MORE salt into my diet, to raise the pressure without medication. (meds would work as well, but would also make the skipping worse, putting me in even more danger)
I spent a while recovering, and the past few months have been walking around town, as well as some very minor exercises. Nothing major, just situps, pushups, a little little weights for my arms. (10 lbs)
It may sound shitty, but I can get 50 situps, 20 pushups done. And that's a big increase from what I was able to do. (barely 10 of each)
I feel stronger, and don't get winded as bad walking around.
So, i'm looking for suggestions to step it up a notch. Jogging is out of the question, too much for me yet. (within 30 seconds my heart is about to jump out of my chest, very painful, and risky)
So i'm looking for something slightly above walking. Has to be done indoors, as winter is fast approaching. (otherwise powerwalking fast would be an option)
Think buying a treadmill would be a good option?
If so, any good names I should look at?
Any other exercise machine that I may want to look into for general, all body VERY LIGHT exercise?
Keep in mind, i'm very weak with low endurance. So what I need are light exercises I can do crap tons of, as opposed to harder ones that stress my system.
All in due time, and I'm hoping that by spring i'll be strong enough to start jogging.