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Activity Days

Hi All

Age 51, 2 heart attacks (June 2015 and June 2016). Stents in LAD and left circumflex.

I've been invited to attend an activity day that includes rifle shooting, Segway and Quad Bikes. WIll I be able to attend? Some activity centres state that can't do Segway if heart disease?

I walk at least 3 miles per day and lift light weights.

Grateful for any advice.

Thanks

Darren

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I cant see why you should not use a Segway. Is it on a track or off-road? I have been on them and other than the possibility of a fall I cant see that it presents a massive challenge for someone reasonably coordinated and fit.

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THanks. I feel confident in doing it. Organiser was concerned.

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Yes of course you can attend. Struggling to see why Segway should be an issue, I’d have thought quad bikes were much more of an adrenaline rush and certainly a lot more dangerous than Segway.

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My thoughts exactly. The organiser's concern was the potential impact from fear inducing exercise :-) So I should go for it then - Quad bikes and all ??

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Yep. Can't live a life wrapped up in cotton wool.

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Darren,

DO IT. You only live once ;)

(Ps, you wouldn't be Darren from Sandwell Cardio rehab would you ?)

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How on earth did you deduce that from my initial post? I'm impressed.

Cheers for your reply. I want to do it and probably will.

Everything ok with you. You missing the rehab sessions?

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Two HA,'s a few years younger than me and living the corporate dream. Elementary :) I'm really good thanks. I'm back at my running/ triathlon club so swimming and running regularly. Little Sarla has also joined so the Cardio shufflers are expanding :) good to see you haven't had a third HA mate. Have you slowed down at work yet ? You were a bit of a workaholic if I remember.

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