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Heart Rate During Exercise
Does everyone age 55+ who walks fast for exercise and who are in good general health with no known heart problems need to know their max heart rate?
Could you please tell me the proper way to measure recovery heart rate? Does duration of exercise matter? I was hoping to do it after 30mins of cardio.
Various ways: Count your pulse immediately after that exercise for 10 seconds and multiply by 6 for the end of exercise heart rate in beats per minute . Measure again in 1 minute and the rate should be at least 12 beats per minute less. In 2 minutes it should be at least 22 beats per minute less. The faster the heart rate goes down the better. Overheating and dehydration may keep pulse elevated. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
If i exercise 45mins a day at heart rate 140-160bpm. How much fitter will i be in 3 months and then 6 months?
Many benefits : Exercise, depending on its type, has many benefits to your body and mind. The type most beneficial to your heart is 30-40 minutes a day of moderate intensity cardio exercise ( where you get short of breath and your heart rate is higher, like running or treadmill, or elliptical). 5 times a week of this should be your target. It will have profound benefits over your lifetime. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Why do I get a random fast and hard heart rate at random times as well as when i exercise. Im only 16, 5'11 160 lbs?
I'm 18 exercise regularly but am 6ft 200lbs. Sometimes I have a heart rate of 55 but when I exercise it goes up normal. Should I get checked?
May be normal: The normal resting hear rate is between 60 and 100. The heart rate increases with exercise and people who exercise a lot tend to have lower resting heart rate. Trained marathon runners may have resting heart in the 40's - 50's. If you have dizziness or feel lightheaded when the heart rate is low, you should have it checked. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Depends: If you are an athletic individual it may be that your heart rate has adjusted based on how healthy your heart muscle is. If this is not the case, you would need to see your doctor and have them consider something called a holter monitor which measures your heart rate and rhythm over a period of at least 24 hours. It would also be important to know if you have any symptoms with this low heart rat. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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