Exercise has many health benefits. For most people living with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), light or moderate exercise is good for overall health.
Moderate exercise—a brisk walk for example—has not been shown to trigger dangerous abnormal heart rhythms, according to new evidence.
So talk to your care team about an exercise program that keeps you active and safe. Ask whether you should track your heart rate when exercising.
Taking part in more vigorous exercise or competitive sports may be considered. But before doing so, you should have an in-depth discussion with your care team about your specific situation and the risks involved.