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A 33-year-old member asked:

i'm just wondering, if you're anorexic, can it be harder to get your heart rate up while exercising?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Anorexia: Usually heart rate is higher in anorexia because of nutrition and relative dehydration.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Workout problems about reaching target heart rate?

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Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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Not a problem: I suppose you mean that you can reach thr with exercise.I hope you are not taking beta blocker or your heart is accustom to exercise.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have a problem keeping my heart rate under 150 when i'm trying to do an aerobic workout even when i'm going really slow. Target is 127. What to do?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Your starting point?: First, what is your age? 220-age roughly = target hr. Remember, this is a rough guide..Sustained hr at about 85%o of target is ideal for aerobic exercises etc.. Also, if starting hr is 60, then 150 is relatively fast. If resting at 95, then 150 is not so bad. Hr rises more rapidly when you are not well conditioned. If u feel ok, i would not be too concerned. Consult doc if u r concerned. Good luck.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the maximum heart rate that is safe after exercising?

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Dr. George Ciechanowski
Pulmonary Critical Care 40 years experience
Target heart rate: Your target heart rate for exercise is calculated 220 minus your age.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How to decrease heart rate but still get a good workout?

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Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 36 years experience
Better shape: The harder you work the higher your heart rate. As a general rule, the better shape you are in, the lower your resting pulse. Unless you are on medication (beta blocker or some calcium channel blockers) your heart rate will increase with any reasonable work out.
A 26-year-old member asked:

What's my real maximum heart rate? I have noticed while exercising that in can get over 220 (my registered max is 224). Does it have any implications?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
Optimum heart rate: The maximum heart rate is calculated based on your age: 220 - age so if you are 26 then your max is 194 -- but we recommend the optimum heart rate for exercise that is 85-90 percent of max for cardio fitness -- so for you is around 170 and maintain it for 20-30 minutes.

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