Cardiologists advise Sushmita Sen on how to continue her gym programme after a heart attack

After just overcoming a serious heart attack, Sushmita Sen took a little stretch to resume her workout regimen. The star said on Instagram that her cardiologist had “approved” her to exercise. My cardiologist gave the #wheeloflife clearance, so stretching has begun! Such a sensation #oneweek #slowandsteady #breathe,” she said in the caption of the photo showing her stretching her back over a yoga wheel.

Sushmita has previously spoken with her followers via Instagram Live and provided updates on her state of health and recovery. “I overcame a severe heart attack. That was rather large. There is a 95% blockage of the major artery. This period eventually faded away. My heart is not afraid of it,” she declared.

So, how does one get back into shape after surviving a severe heart attack? Start off gently, advise experts. “During the first week, begin by walking for five minutes at a time. The next week, up the duration to 10 minutes, and so on until you reach 30 minutes each day after six weeks. If you’re a runner, for instance, begin with a slow jog for a block, followed by a block of walking, before advancing further. Dr. Ashish Mishra, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road suggested that your pace should be slower at the beginning and towards the conclusion of your stroll and that you should stretch after your workout.