Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular pumping rhythm of the heart that can lead to poor blood flow through the body.
Appropriate exercise is important (and valuable!) if you are experiencing AF as exercise can prevent some predictors such as obesity. It can also improve stroke volume which increases the amount of blood pumped out of your heart with each beat. This in turn helps improve overall blood flow.
It is important to consult your GP before undertaking and exercise program.
Having an exercise professional such as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist programming and monitoring your exercise intensity to avoid dizziness or cardiac issues is essential and clinically relevant.
As a rule, maintaining your exercise intensity below an 8/10 intensity is advised.
The following video provides a valuable explanation of what is occurring within your heart during Atrial fibrillation.