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What is the best way to lower a person's heart rate back to 60-100 beats per minute if that person has a BPM of 320 from caffeine? Thanks!

What is the best way to lower a person's heart rate back to 60-100 beats per minute if that person has a BPM of 320 from caffeine? Thanks!

Not caffeine: When you say, "bpm of 320 from caffeine" I am assuming that you are saying your heart rate is 320 beats per minute. A heart rate that fast is not simply the stimulate effects of caffeine. If your heart rate is 320 bpm, you need emergency evaluation today for arrhythmia due to an abnormal mechanism. ...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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What is the best way to achieve my target and recovery heart rate?

What is the best way to achieve my target and recovery heart rate?

What's your target?: I am assuming you are talking about target zones base on maximal heart rate during exercise. Target zones are use to plan an exercise routine depending on your goals. Fat burning, endurance, cardiac capacity. You will achieve your hr by running, bicycle, elliptical etc, stay for one minute then slowly decrease pace until hr slowly drop less than 90-100. Difficult to recommend if I don't know your goals, . ...Read more

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My average heart rate even at rest is as high as 90 to 100 bpm, what is the best way to reduce it to about 70?

Why?: Your heart is regulated by a system of fine neurohumoral mechanisms - why are you trying to defeat them? If your resting hr is 90-100, there's a reason for it. That said, generally the better shape you're in, the slower your resting hr so working out and being keeping body mass index 18-25 will usually do the trick. Fever, anemia, anxiety, stress, exercise, xs thyroid etc. Increases it. ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to calculate calories burned, using my average heart rate?

What's the best way for me to calculate calories burned, using my average heart rate?

Several calculators: There are several calculators that help you with the calories burned. See one below: http://www.Shapesense.Com/fitness-exercise/calculators/heart-rate-based-calorie-burn-calculator.Aspx most heart rate monitors give you a better evaluation of calories burned as they calculate the sum of the instantaneous calories burned over the exercise period from your weight, age etc. ...Read more

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When is the best time to check your heart rate? When going to sleep and when i first wake up in the morning it's lower. During the day it's higher.

When is the best time to check your heart rate? When going to sleep and when i first wake up in the morning it's lower. During the day it's higher.

Healthy Hearts: Heart rates vary from moment to moment and from activity to activity. I know of no reason for a young man to be checking his heart rate repeatedly throughout the day and see nothing of concern about this in your health history on your profile. ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to calculate calories burned with a heart rate monitor?

What's the best way for me to calculate calories burned with a heart rate monitor?

Heart Rate Monitor: There are several calculators that help you with the calories burned. See one below: http://www.Shapesense.Com/fitness-exercise/calculators/heart-rate-based-calorie-burn-calculator.Aspx most heart rate monitors give you a better evaluation of calories burned as they calculate the sum of the instantaneous calories burned over the exercise period from your weight, age etc. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can naturally lower my heart rate. I exercise everyday, and eat right, yet it still dangerously high as in 100+.

Is there a way I can naturally lower my heart rate.  I exercise everyday, and eat right, yet it still dangerously high as in 100+.

I suggest seeing PCP: and may be a Cardiologist to ensure there are NO heart issues, if your Heart rate stays in the hundreds. Get it checked. Forget the natural ways of reducing it, till you get it checked. Another possibility is a thyroid problem, which your PCP would be able to Diagnose and deal with. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Heart rate shoots up randomly while sitting or standing the only way to lower it is to lay down on my side then it returns to normal.

Heart rate shoots up randomly while sitting or standing the only way to lower it is to lay down on my side then it returns to normal.

Cardiologist: I would recommend speaking to your doctor about referring you to a cardiologist. That doc may consider a 24 monitor which records the electrical activity of the heart for 24 hrs. If a recording of the increase in heart rate can be gotten, then the cardiologist can figure out what the cause is and treat it. ...Read more

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What should I do to lower my heart rate?

What should I do to lower my heart rate?

Exercise: Exercise training will lower resting heart rates. Avoid stimulants like caffeine. ...Read more