Nutrition & Fitness

How do diet and exercise affect PAH?

You probably already know that a nutritious diet and regular exercise are part of a healthy lifestyle. But what changes when you’re living with PAH? Does exercise help improve PAH? Are there certain foods to avoid? What’s the science behind these recommendations? Find out what the science tells us about healthy living with PAH or try one of our 6-minute PHitness classes—fun workout routines designed specifically for those with PAH. Be sure to check with your healthcare provider before starting any new fitness class.

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Diet, nutrition, & low salt

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Wondering about the cause of swollen ankles or the connection between fluid retention and salt? Read this article to learn the science behind how sodium and diet affect people with PAH.

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Which foods are your friends?

“Which foods are your friends” article discussing which foods can make PAH worse

Which foods are good for you? Can certain foods make your PAH worse? The answer may surprise you! Check out this article to find out which foods are better for PAH and which foods you should avoid.

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Websites for low-sodium diets

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Looking for more information on low-sodium diets? This article offers a handy (and printable) list of PAH-friendly resources to help you plan your meals and make your new PAH diet stick.

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6-minute PHitness: Arms

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Ready to get PHit? This 6-minute PHitness class features PHitness Instructor Alli C., who coaches you through a gentle but effective arm-strengthening routine designed for people with PAH.

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6-minute PHitness: Legs & seat

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Try this 6-minute PHitness class to engage your lower body. PHitness Instructor Alli C. leads you in a quick workout designed for people with PAH that will leave you feeling strong.

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PAH & exercise

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Wondering how to work exercise into your PAH treatment plan? Check out these tips for exercising safely.

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