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What should my heart rate be at my age?

What should my heart rate be at my age?

Heart rate: Resting heart rate for a normal adult is 60-80bpm, with exercise we target heart rate to age and phsyical status. ...Read more

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Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more

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I exceeded my maximum heart rate for my age, is this bad?

I exceeded my maximum heart rate for my age, is this bad?

No: Maximum heart rate for age is a PREDICTED heart rate and is only a guideline. When I supervise treadmill stress tests, I see people exceed their predicted max everyday. As long as you feel ok (tired and winded, of course!), it's okay. ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily. Alert doctor to any increases.
Daily
Take medications as prescribed
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Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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When exercising one identifies a heart rate which is 100%, depending on age. 100% of what? (i refer to the 220-age formula for 100% heart rate.)

When exercising one identifies a heart rate which is 100%, depending on age.  100% of what?  (i refer to the 220-age formula for 100% heart rate.)

Of predicted: Certain numbers have been determined to be maximal heart based on age. The heart can actually go faster than these numbers but it has been determined that higher rates are detrimental. If you are exercising and you heart rate reaches that predicted number, then you have reached 100%. It is recommended that you keep your heart rate at 80-90% during exercise. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 51 considered healthy or to low for a 76 year old man? And what would be the normal range for that age?

It depends : If you feel well then rate is normal. Some meds like beta blockers or calcium channel blockers lower heart rate. Endurance athletes also have low heart rate. If you feel tired and weak or light headed, definitely see your doctor. ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself
Weekly
Limit your salt intake
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Call your doctor if you gain more than 5 pounds
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Take your medications as prescribed
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What is acceptable heart rate range while walking and while exercising? Does 220-age formula really work?

Heart rate: Yes the formula is a rough idea of optimum heart rate for exercise. Make sure u are cleared by your doctor first before strenuous exercise if you have any cardiac problems. ...Read more

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Is my heart rate is 93 and it usually arround 85 , should I do any check up note that my age is 31 and im smoker?

Those are not: Really all that different. Get off the cigs and start exercising. I bet you will see your resting heart rate drop into the 70s. ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Keep doctor visits
Once
Take medications
Daily
Maintain low-salt, low-water intake
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Exercise under physician guidance
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Could cardiac heart rate varies with age, kindly give figures, thanks?

Could cardiac heart rate varies with age, kindly give figures, thanks?

Rest or max?: Resting heart rate is 50-80 in all adults, regardless of age. Maximum HR is 220 minus the age (for example, a 35 year old's max HR is roughly 185). All these figures are just rules of thumb and not precise. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

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