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Can drinking water after exercise make your heart rate increase?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
No: No....Dehydration following exercise causes increased heart rates....Hydration should lower, not raise heart rates. However heart rate recovery ...How quickly heart rate returns to baseline is a measure of cardiovascular fitness.

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Last updated Aug 26, 2012

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