Heart conditions and training

High intensity sports such as Freeletics cause the heart to beat very quickly after a short burst of exercise, which means the heart must at times deliver up to 90% of its maximum performance. In healthy individuals, this leads to improved performance of a multitude of bodily systems. However, for people who suffer from any kind of cardiac condition, extreme caution is needed as the heart muscle may not be able to cope with such intense exercise.

It is certainly true that sport can sometimes provide a remedy for existing problems of this kind – and latest researches show that this even applies to highly intensive training. It does however depend on the nature and severity of the condition, as well as the kind of sport being practiced.

If you suffer from a congenital heart defect, cardiac arrhythmia, a heart valve defect, heart failure, coronary artery disease or any other kind of complaint, we urge you to discuss with your doctor before beginning Freeletics in any case. Only a specialist doctor can advise on the intensity or duration of exercise that your heart may be able to withstand. Even once a doctor has given the OK, it is essential that you revisit for regular check-ups.

**Individual results may vary. Every person has unique experiences, exercise habits, and eating preferences, and will apply the given information according to their personal situation.

The services and information provided in the context of Freeletics and Freeletics services are neither medical nor a medical consultation. They neither represent a substitute for a medical examination or treatment. If you have any specific questions or doubts about health related matters, we recommend consulting a physician, physiotherapist, dietician or healthcare provider. Please also consider our health information in paragraph 4 of our Terms & Conditions.

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