I am 48 years and was a seemingly healthy full-time professional travelling frequently, with a daughter at school and another at Uni, before I found out I needed surgery, just a week before I had it! I had a quadruple heart bypass just over 7 weeks ago and I won't be able to go for Cardio Rehab because of the coronavirus pandemic. I managed to get a session doing the paperwork with the physio and she told me to try to exercise between 103-118 bpm. She gave me a sheet with warm up exercises and verbally described the 5 exercises I would have done at the classes.
Apart from missing the opportunity to meet with others in a similar situation, when I started gently walking 1 km round a local NT woodland walk, I couldn't get my bpm above 95 without getting to 13 on the Borg scale. So this week I wanted to try an exercise routine and hashed something together but I wondered if anyone could point me to any resources with workouts not requiring equipment providing an appropriate level of exercise. I saw another post suggesting Joe on You Tube, is there anything else, preferably not requiring too much jumping and respecting the lack of equipment (I do have dumbbells) which anyone can suggest?
I think I just need a little reassurance and any tips on how to motivate myself to do this. I am not working, but I am isolated with my family who are are working or doing school work, and I want to do my exercise, take a walk later in the day and then be able to manage the other demands on my time such as meals and being there for my family in this rather uncertain time.