(HealthDay News) -- Life after a heart attack may seem uncertain, and you may be anxious to get back to your regular activities.
The American Academy of Family Physicians advises:
Talk to your doctor about specific activities, and when it is safe to resume them.
The amount of time needed before returning to work depends on your job. You may need to adjust your work and schedule.
It's typically safe to drive again about a week after your heart attack, but check with your doctor.
Also, ask your doctor about when to resume intimacy.
Go slowly and allow yourself time to heal. Make lifestyle changes that could speed your recovery.