Top
20
Doctor insights on: Heart Rate Experiment For Kids

Share
1

1
Fitbit, Apple Watch, and every wearable seems to tout the ability to read heart rate. But how important is heart rate, really?

Fitbit, Apple Watch, and every wearable seems to tout the ability to read heart rate. But how important is heart rate, really?

NoNeedIfYouCanCount: Well, if you didn't have one you'd be in a lot of trouble. On the other end, a per cent of maximal possible heart rate is used as a gauge of the degree of exertion. It stems from Cooper's Aerobic books and helps you monitor your overall fitness, as is the time after exercise to get back to your normal rate. At your age, shoot for about 150 and 20-30 beats decrease per minute after.Formulas online ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

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


2

2
Why do kids have faster heart rates?

Why do kids have faster heart rates?

Volume pumped: The amount of blood pumped around is the product of your heat rate times the amount of blood pumped out with each beat. Children's hearts cannot increase the volume of blood pumped out like an adult heart can.I. ...Read more

3

3
Is breathing or heart rate faster for people living at high altitudes?

Is breathing or heart rate faster for people living at high altitudes?

Not necessarily: Usually one's breathing and heart rate will be increased initially when moving to a higher altitude. But if one stays more than a few days it should start to decrease and go down as one gets used to being at a higher altitude. ...Read more

4

4
5'9 290 pounds. Resting heart rate of 45-55 ok for a 23 year old who lives a very sedimentary life? My heart really starts to pound at 135bpm or so.

5'9 290 pounds. Resting heart rate of 45-55 ok for a 23 year old who lives a very sedimentary life? My heart really starts to pound at 135bpm or so.

Decinditioned or OSA : I suspect that you are at the very least, out of shape, but you may have sleep apnea. I see pts of your size w/ similar heart rate ranges and are found w/ sleep apnea. If you have sx of fatigue, headaches, shortness of breath or chest pain, sleep apnea is more likely than deconditioning. I suggest speaking to ur PCP about having a sleep study. If PCP okays it, start diet and exercise ...Read more

5

5
Afraid for newborns heart rate?

Afraid for newborns heart rate?

Newborn heart rate: Babies have a very fast heart rate- frequently around 140/min. That is normal. If you have a concern about your baby's heart rate, check with your doctor. ...Read more

6

6
Is it good to have 70% heart rate zone with 131 heart beats/min for 30 minutes?

Is it good to have 70% heart rate zone with 131 heart beats/min for 30 minutes?

Bad: If you are 41, then a heart rate of 131 is considered tachycardia (rapid heart rate). A normal heart rate for an adult is 60-100 beats per minute. ...Read more

7

7
Is it safe to run at slow pace, although heart rate goes into 90% range (190+) after 10 min. Resting heart rate, BP and stress test are all normal. ?

Is it safe to run at slow pace, although heart rate goes into 90% range (190+) after 10 min. Resting heart rate, BP and stress test are all normal. ?

Running pace: Yes. Remember that you calculate the desired heart rate for exercise by the formula: 70% x (220 - yourage) as your target heart rate. Your maximal heart rate is just 220 minus yourage. As long as you don't exceed your maximal heart rate, you should be ok. With continued exercise, your pulse will trend lower during exercise. ...Read more

8

8
Shouldn't boyfriend 165lbs 5'8 be concern that his resting heart rate is 87beats per minute?

Shouldn't boyfriend 165lbs 5'8 be concern that his resting heart rate is 87beats per minute?

Heart rate: The normal heart rate varies from 60 to 100. Athletes can have a resting heart rate in the 40's. Heart rate also varies with the activity you are performing such as running, aerobic exercise, swimming in which the oxygen demands of your muscles increases and since oxygen is carried by a protein called Hemoglobin in your blood your heart rate increases to supply the demands of oxygen consuption. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Resting heart rate as a young man was 50-55. Doctors are considering a pace maker 2 years post heart attack?

Resting heart rate as a young man was 50-55. Doctors are considering a pace maker 2 years post heart attack?

Ok: Your youth and cardiovascular conditioning are of historic interest. If you now have symptomatic slow pulse= bradycardia, syncope, heart failure etc. One may benefit from pacing. After a heart attack the electrical system of the heart can be damaged and one benefits from proper atrioventricular pacing or even dual pacing for chf. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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

11

11
My heart thoroughly investigated- fine. But frequent PVCs/palps and fast resting heart 90-110bmp. How at risk am I for sudden cardiac death?

My heart thoroughly investigated- fine. But frequent PVCs/palps and fast resting heart 90-110bmp. How at risk am I for sudden cardiac death?

Low risk: If your heart has been checked and is fine your risk is very low. Heart disease is rare in women under 30. The frequent PVCs and palpitations do not increase your risk, but can be annoying. Try to ignore them ...Read more

13

13
Should someone with a high resting heart rate also have a relatively higher target heart rate when working out?

Should someone with a high resting heart rate also have a relatively higher target heart rate when working out?

Not Necessarily: The two aren't directly correlated. The best thing to do is to test your specific maximum heart rate using a treadmill. The old formula for what we'd estimate a max hr to be is 220-age for a man, 210-age for a woman. There's a new, better formula which is much more complex. ...Read more

14

14
Cardiology:Can people have a normal heart even though they reach the maximum heart rate on an treadmill stress test quickly?

Cardiology:Can people have a normal heart even though they reach the maximum heart rate on an treadmill stress test quickly?

Yes: If you reach your target quickly it means you are not conditioned. You need to exercise more and build up your endurance. Marathon runners never reach their "target." ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
15

15
I just made 35 push-ups, and my heart rate sky-rocketed to 198 bpm. Is this heart rate too fast, for that exercise intensity?

I just made 35 push-ups, and my heart rate sky-rocketed to 198 bpm. Is this heart rate too fast, for that exercise intensity?

Out of shape: If accurate, HR 198 is high and possibly related to exercise intensity in someone out of shape. Start training in an exercise program using aerobics first and than add push ups and weights. You did not tell me the age but if you are over 35-40 and overweight you should clear the exercise program with your physician ...Read more

16

16
Is heart rate of 86 BPM normal, for 62 years old?

Is heart rate of 86 BPM normal, for 62 years old?

Yes: Normal heart rate range is defined as 60-100 bpm. It should be noted however that some people have rates outside this range that are still considered normal. For example, highly physically trained athletes frequently have resting rates less than 60. ...Read more

17

17
How many beats per minute is normal for athletes heart rate?

How many beats per minute is normal for athletes heart rate?

Athletic heart: Typically a well-conditioned athlete's heart will run slower than normal because of well-conditioned autonomic reflexes as well as a larger stroke volume with each heart beat. It is nt uncommon to see resting heart rates in 40's-60's in such cases. ...Read more

18

18
Whats normal heart rate for an adult at work?

What type of work?: What type of work? The heart rate depends on many factors including conditioning, activity and stress level, disease state, mediations, etc. The standard answer is 60-100 but lower rates are quite normal for heatlhy conditioned people and resting rates near 100 are not desirable. With heavy exertion rates may be considerably higher. ...Read more

19

19
Resting heart rate is 75-80 BPM. I take 12.5mg of atenolol for anxiety. Is this a good number for resting heart rate?

Resting heart rate is 75-80 BPM. I take 12.5mg of atenolol for anxiety. Is this a good number for resting heart rate?

Resting HR: There really is no optimum resting HR. Everyone is set a little differently. Normal is 60-100. The dose of atenolol is really small for your age. It is clearly not suppressing your heart rate much. ...Read more