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can you please explain why increasing your heart rate is good during exercise, but not during stress?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate: Increased heart rate during stress is also a physiologically normal response.
Answered on Apr 5, 2013
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Has to do with how fast you get there and how long you stay there. Stress related increase in heart rate is caused by a different yet well defined and pathophysiological mechanism. The exercise related one leads to release of more desirable substances than does the stress related one.
Apr 5, 2013

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