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Fitness Heart Rate Calculator
Yes: There are standard tables for men and women, indicating the expected maximum heart rates at different ages, that would occur on exercise. You can easily find them on line. Weight is not a factor because different people can have different weights and get the same maximum heart rate on execise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used two calculators to find my target heart rate, with different results. One used my resting heart rate. Which should I use for losing weight?
No magic number: There's no perfect number. Here a good rule of thumb. Subtract your age from 220. This is your maximum predicted heart rate. Multiple by 60%. This is your recommended target heart rate. Example: age 44. 220-44=176. 0.6x 176=105. 105 is your target. Remember: you'll lose more weight by reducing your intake than by trying to burn it up. Any exercise at any heart rate is beneficial for dieters. ...Read more
Whenever I get drunk I notice my heart rate increase to 100-110 bpm (fitness tracker says). Also the next morning it beats fast too. Is this normal?
My fitness tracker measured my Heart Rate Variability(HRV) at an average of 24ms. Is this too low? Should I be concerned? My resting heart rate is 72.
Safe: Your numbers are great for your age, especially if you are active. ...Read more
Is there any danger in wearing fitness trackers such as fitbit or chest strap heart rate monitors such as Polar? Any radiation or anything from them?
FitBit: No danger from radiation or other toxic output from those FitBit type devices ...Read more
Male 22 laid in bed heart rate 49, sinus rhythem. No symptoms. Average fitness. Any need for treatment? Also has postural orthostatic tachycardia synd
I am a 60 year old male with average fitness. My blood pressureis 150/95 with a heart rate of 42-52. Last week, i passed out.I have some lightheadedness and I am constantly tired. Ihave had high potassium. What should I do?
See below: High BP - unlikely to cause symptoms low heart rate can cause symptoms- are you on beta blockers which are used for treatment of htn- these can decrease heart rate. High potassium has several causes - more information needed. Very high potassium level can also cause slow heart rate. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Slow heart beat: If you don't have any symptoms like dizziness, pre-syncope, syncope or fatigue or chest pain or shortness of breath, then you are ok. But you complained of chest pain. Hence it should be treated. Its etiology should be elicited. Thyroid problems and blocks in heart arteries should be ruled out. Consult your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually nothing: A heart rate of 57 is usually normal especially if you are active and exercise frequently. However, if your hr has suddenly dropped to the 50's it could mean something. Certain rhythm issues or medications can cause slow heart rates. Often these people will have dizziness, fatigue, or near fainting associated with this. If you are concerned your doctor should be able to help you figure it out. ...Read more
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