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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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How to take a heart rate if no monitor?

How to take a heart rate if no monitor?

Pulse: Get a clock with a second hand. Feel your pulse (can easily be felt at the neck, the thumb side of the wrist or the groin). Feel for the bumping against your fingers. Count the number of bump in 1 minute. That is your heart rate. ...Read more

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What must I use to monitor my heart rate?

What must I use to monitor my heart rate?

Heart rate monitor: You can buy a heart rate monitor - no doubt available on line, but you can also just count your own pulse: either at your wrist, neck, or chest. Count it for 15 seconds and multiply by 4. It's free! ...Read more

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How accurate are heart rate monitors in altitude?

How accurate are heart rate monitors in altitude?

Normal action: Require moisture for good contact just as at low altitude and can misfunction in cold temperatures which is more likely at high altitude. ...Read more

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How would monitoring my heart rate during exercise help me?

How would   monitoring my heart rate during exercise help me?

Exercising the heart: Your heart rate during exercise is an insight into how hard your body is working. First off you need to determine your maximum predicted heart rate for your age. This is 220 minus your age. From this number you can figure out your "zones". A good workout zone is 70-85% of the maximum. Talk to your doctor or a personal trainer to figure out what's best for your health and your goals. ...Read more

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Why can't I get accurate reading on my heart rate wrist monitor?

Why can't I get accurate reading on my heart rate wrist monitor?

Possibilities: One common reason is if you have an irregular heart rhythm like atrial fibrillation. Other possibilities are technical: fresh batteries? Correct positioning? Good contact? Does it work on other people? If not, it may be defective. Has is ever worked on you? If so, what's changed? If it's never been accurate, it may not be a good unit - i'd advise an arm cuff if you decide to replace it. ...Read more

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Does it work if I monitor my heart rate everyday, I can prevent some illness in the future?

Does it work if I monitor my heart rate everyday, I can prevent some illness in the future?

No: You're wasting your time. Live your life one day at a time and regard each day as a precious gift. Forget about monitoring your heart rate. We call that "hypervigilance". Using the same logic, you should never, never ride in a car because some people are at risk of dying in an accident. Instead, concentrate on identifying some aspect of your life that you enjoy each day. ...Read more

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Is the heart rate monitor for iphone is 100 acurate? It's an application where you put your index on lens

Is the heart rate monitor for iphone is 100 acurate? It's an application where you put your index on lens

Yes : Very accurate. Use pulse o2 technology. Call instant heart rate by azumio and its free. Few in the market. I like cardiio - heart rate monitor too but it's 1.99. All work well. ...Read more

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50 year old female - take BP couple of times daily to monitor, notice heart rate sometimes only 55 BPM - not fit and overweight, is this concerning?

50 year old female - take BP couple of times daily to monitor, notice heart rate sometimes only 55 BPM - not fit and overweight, is this concerning?

I don't see: Any medication that will decrease you heart rate. Hr of 55 it's normal specially if you are not active. If not associated with any symptoms i will say its normal for you. But, i will get a thyroid check to r/o hypothyroidism. ...Read more