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A 31-year-old member asked:

is a heart rate of 49 beats per minute healthy?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Low pulse rate: Many very physically fit athletic people such as runners may have low testing heart rate in 40s and 50s however in older people and those not so fit may be a sign of heart disease or heart block or metabolic disease such as under active thyroid.

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A 25-year-old male asked:

At the gym. How come my very light and show warmup rate raises my heart rate so high. Was already fatigued coming into the gym.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Tachycardia: Most resting heart rate normals are 80 to 100 bpm. Some people's resting heart rate is higher. Abnormal reasons for higher resting heart rate include anemia, hyperthyroidism, fever, ongoing inflammation or infection, dehydration and there is also a pathologic sinus tachycardia condition. You'd need to see a dr. And be evaluated if you're worried about your resting heart rate.
A 53-year-old male asked:

Woke up and heart rate was 139/115?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Hypertension : That is a blood pressure not a heart rate. It is too high, see your doctor.
A 68-year-old male asked:

I am 67 yrs old and cycle about 100 mi. Per week. What should my heart rate be when riding?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Simple formula: 220 minus age x .85 in your case 130 bpm.
San Antonio, TX
A 18-year-old male asked:

Why does my heart rate get so high when i get out of bed or when i stand up after sitting for awhile. I would estimate it at 130/140 bpm?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart rate: The heart rate typically goes up on such a position change to compensate for the blood pooled in the lower extremities. You may have less tone to push venous return back up when you get up or an exaggerated heart rate response. You could be relatively dehydated or have low vascular resistance. Your doctor can check for these.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Hoping you can tell me, is heart rate of 49 beats per minute healthy for a 20 year old?

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Dr. Brandon Maples
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Depends: A heart rate of less than 60 is called bradycardia, and it is usually considered low. However, certain things can affect this, including medications you may be on which affect heart rate (if you're on any). Another thing is that if you are physically active and physically fit, your heart tends to be healthier and beat slower, which is normal.

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