For heart fitness I must take 8,000 steps a day. I managed 7,265 on Sunday. We went to the Makuu Market, I did some outdoor work, cooked a meal and took two walks in the neighborhood. This activity really helps my heart. I feel fine as long as I keep moving, not doing strenuous exercise but just being active.
This little pedometer is great. It resets automatically every 24 hours and keeps a record for 7 days. Saturday I did almost 7,000 steps. Tomorrow I will start walking regularly with a neighbor, which is about a 2,000 step walk, which I will do twice a day. If I fall short, I can top off my steps with a few minutes on the elliptical machine.
I think this will do more for my heart than the meds. Which I am taking religiously, nonetheless. I don't think I can strain my heart anymore, however, with very vigorous exercise.