Reader’s Tip: When A-Fib Hits, How He Uses Intense Exercise
Ian’s a 49-year-old male and has had paroxysmal A-Fib for 6 years. He wrote me about how he uses intense exercise to get out of an Atrial Fibrillation attack. But, he adds, this strategy may be too demanding for some people.
“I can bring myself back to a normal sinus rhythm by going for a run up a steep hill near my home. It’s not necessarily a pleasant experience, but has been successful 100% of the time.
Once I’m back into rhythm, I can either continue on a run or head back home to get on with the day. The only issue is when going for a run is inconvenient—on several occasions I’ve had to run at 2 or 3 am.”
Could This Work for You? If you are in otherwise good health and exercise regularly, you might give it a try. Just be cautious. (If you’re in A-Fib, I recommend you don’t run alone. Take a buddy with you.)
We appreciate Ian taking the time to write and share what’s working for him in managing his A-Fib symptoms. If you would like to correspond with Ian, you can email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do You Have Advice to Share? Something that helps you cope with your Atrial Fibrillation symptoms? Email me with your story.