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Doctor insights on: Exercising At Maximum Heart Rate

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What can my heart rate be while exercising?

What can my heart rate be while exercising?

Heart rate: There is no firm rule for exercise rate for training. One popular estimate is 200 minus the age. ...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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What could lead to a variable heart rate when exercising?

What could lead to a variable heart rate when exercising?

Probably normal: Heart rate tends to increase with the extra demands of exercise; the amount of the increase depends on the type of activity and its intensity. Generally, activity such as running raises the heart rate more than weight lifting. ...Read more

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My heart rate is 180-200 while exercising. Is this normal?

My heart rate is 180-200 while exercising. Is this normal?

Yes: If it drops gradually in the first few minutes of recovery, 180-200 would not be unusual for peak exercise in a 40 year old. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my heart rate is 180-200 while exercising?

Could you tell me why my heart rate is 180-200 while exercising?

Normal or SVT: Probably normal. Can be mild svt, but likely the hr counter is slightly inaccurate at higher rates. ...Read more

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It's good and healthy to have a higher heart rate while exercising?

Heart rate: Your heart rate is the major way that you increase your cardiac output. If cardiac output doesn't increase you aren't going to be able to do any significant amount of exercise. ...Read more

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What will happen if you exceed your maximum heart rate when exercising?

What will happen if you exceed your maximum heart rate when exercising?

Calculation: Mhr = 220-age. Remember it's a calculation and not exact number. If no symptoms associated you should be ok. However, why you want to reach your mhr? Know the training zones and exercise accordingly. Ex: 60-70% training zone for basic endurance and fat burning; caloric burning depend on exercise time. ...Read more

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My heart rate gets high very quickly when exercising ? What does this mean ?

My heart rate gets high very quickly when exercising ? What does this mean ?

Deconditioned: There are things which can cause the hr to go up such as the thyroid and the heart itself. At your age, and if you have not bee diagnosed with anything it is most likely deconditioned state. Reconditioning may mean to advance activities a little bit slower. Start with rapid walks for several days, then advance to next more rigorous exercise after and do the same stepwise. ...Read more

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My heart rate goes up to 215 bpm when exercising, is this normal? I am 23 years old.

Slightly high.: According to the American Heart Association, your maximum heart rate while exercising should be about 220 minus your age. So for a 23 year old, it would be 197 beats per minute. And your target heart rate would be lower than that, about 100-170 for a 20 year old. A heart rate higher than the maximum for your age indicates you may be straining and should probably slow down. ...Read more

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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