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Gardening advice

There is a wide range of gardening activities, some are light and easier to do, others are more strenuous and may be more challenging.

  • Start with lighter tasks such as deadheading flowers and light pruning
  • Rather than anything that involves bending, digging, pushing and heavy lifting.
  • It is fine to feel that you are exerting yourself but you should be able to continue conversation.
  • As your fitness improves you will be able to progress to more challenging activities.
  • If you have a Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Device (ICD)
  • you may need to wait six weeks after
  • your procedure to allow the leads to settle before certain arm activities.