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Sometimes while exercising my heart rate is around 180 (and can reach 200 maximum). Is this safe?

Sometimes while exercising my heart rate is around 180 (and can reach 200 maximum). Is this safe?

Exercise: for a 50y/o person we generally would recommend not getting the rate that high. Generally we would keep the maximum under 170 and the training 150 or less. ...Read more

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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After exercising my heart rate wasn''t only real fast , but a hard irreglr,  jumpn beat, ice water ?

After exercising my heart rate wasn''t only real fast , but a hard irreglr,  jumpn beat, ice water ?

Get tested : This sounds abnormal and something that should be evaluated by a physician. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. You may need an ecg, a treadmill test, or a myocardial perfusion scan with exercise. ...Read more

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Not every time, But sometimes when I start exercising and my heart rate gets faster I get palpitations. Is it from being out of shape?more serious?

Not every time, But sometimes when I start exercising and my heart rate gets faster I get palpitations. Is it from being out of shape?more serious?

Palpitations: Palpitations is a symptom that feels like heart pounding when at rest!!! It is normal to feel pounding sensation in your chest during or immediately after exercise. Try and differentiate what you are experiencing and let your primary doc know. ...Read more

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I have started exercising recently and my heart rate goes up to near max within a few minutes doing nothing strenuous, RHR 50s 60s. I'm concerned?

I have started exercising recently and my heart rate goes up to near max within a few minutes doing nothing strenuous, RHR 50s 60s. I'm concerned?

What is Maximum?: if you are deconditioned, then you develop both Short of breath and rapid HR quickly. If you develop rapid HR without strenuous Activities then you need to get Cardiology evaluation before under taking Physically stressful activities ...Read more

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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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If a young, fit, and healthy person was exercising so hard their heart rate got up to 220 BMP, what would happen? Would they enter cardiac arrest?

If a young, fit, and healthy person was exercising so hard their heart rate got up to 220 BMP, what would happen? Would they enter cardiac arrest?

Unpredeictable: As your age is 22, after reaching 198, you are predisposed to Cardiac arrythmias, instead of normal heart beat,,, abnormal unhealthy heart contractions appear which can potentially make the heart to go to arrest. Again heart does not follow rules. It happen at lower rates too and dont happen eve at higher rates. But its not recommended to go beyond 200-Age. ...Read more