Exercise Is Medicine is designed to help you continue to maintain a healthier lifestyle through supervised exercise sessions and health education after you complete phase 2 of cardiac rehabilitation. Exercise Is Medicine is an extension of phase 2, with the emphasis on further achieving your goals through self-structured exercise sessions.
The exercise component
Exercise programs are individually tailored and can include this equipment:
Participants will attend sessions one to three times weekly for one hour up to 36 sessions. This program is divided into one-month segments, with a maximum of three months' participation.
Exercise Is Medicine is a self-pay program.
This program is available to recent phase 2 graduates who have not met their prescribed exercise functional capacity or by physician referral for patient who meet risk criteria.
Please note the following:
Wear comfortable clothing
Rubber-soled shoes with arch support are recommended
Do not eat a heavy meal prior to exercise session
Take your medication on your normal schedule
Not all treatments, tests and services are available at all Mayo Clinic Health System locations. Check with your preferred location in advance.