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What does a slow resting heart rate have to do with fitness of the body?

What does a slow resting heart rate have to do with fitness of the body?

The heart pumps more: A heart is a muscle. With exercise it can ger stronger and work better. So just like lifting weights can make your arm strong and make it easire to lift, so can exercise strengthen your hear and require it ti beat slower to pump the same amout or more blood. ...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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Is there a heart rate calculator where you can wnter weight and age?

Is there a heart rate calculator where you can wnter weight and age?

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 more

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What is the heart rate you should maintain during exercise to obtain fitness health benefits?

What is the heart rate you should maintain during exercise to obtain fitness health benefits?

Depends on your age: The "target" heart rate during exercise is different for people of different ages. A typical range from 70 to 85% of the age-predicted maximum heart rate is generally considered to be optimal. For a 32 year-old, the range would be 130 to 160 beats per minute. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Poison: You may be sensitive to the poisonous nature of alcohol. it can directly affect the heart muscle. But, more likely, alcohol can be a stimulant and that in itself will cause a rapid heart beat. If you really hung one on, you still will be stimulated - with a headache! ...Read more

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Male 22 laid in bed heart rate 49, sinus rhythem. No symptoms. Average fitness. Any need for treatment? Also has postural orthostatic tachycardia synd

None.: There is nothing abnormal about a resting heart rate of 49/minute when one is lying supine. One with your history should exercise regularly, keep yourself well hydrated and treat only symptoms which might be related to your "pots". ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How can find your heart rate?

Pulse: Put two finger on your pulse just below the wrist on the thumb side (radial). Count the number of beats in 15 seconds & multiply by 4. That is your heart rate & pulse. They are the same thing. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 45 dangerous?

Is a heart rate of 45 dangerous?

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 more

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What does heart rate of 57 mean?

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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Why is my heart rate staying low?

Why is my heart rate staying low?

Drug related : As i can see you are in metoprolol for htn. The most probable cause drug related. B-blockers like metoprolol decrease your hr. ...Read more

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What does a heart rate of 82 mean?

What does a heart rate of 82 mean?

Physiology: it means that your heart is contracting 82 times in one minute. That is a normal heart rate. ...Read more

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Is 86 BPM heart rate normal for man?

Is 86 BPM heart rate normal for man?

Yes: For the average adult, normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 bpm. ...Read more

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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

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