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Doctor insights on: How Long Before Exercise Lowers Your Resting Heart Rate

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Can you tell me how long it should take to decrease resting heart rate from regular exercise?

Can you tell me how long it should take to decrease resting heart rate from regular exercise?

Depends: It depends on how vigorously and how long you're exercising. Even under the best of circumstances, you won't see a change for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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I used to way 232 lbs i lost 42 lbs now i'm 190lbs i lost the weight bye diet and exercise will my resting heart rate lower?

I used to way 232 lbs i lost 42 lbs now i'm 190lbs i lost the weight bye diet and exercise will my resting heart rate lower?

Possibly: Congratulations on your weight loss! your hear rate will lower as you increase your cardiovascular activity . Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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How much exercise and what kind do I need to do to lower my resting heart rate? I walk about an hour a day at least three days a week at about 2.0 MPH

How much exercise and what kind do I need to do to lower my resting heart rate? I walk about an hour a day at least three days a week at about 2.0 MPH

Faster walk: You may need to walk faster than two mph. A good goal is to walk a mile in 15 minutes. Once you can do that your heart will be in better condition and this may decrease your resting heart rate. Check with your medical provider to see if it is safe for you to increase the speed with which you walk. The more often the sooner you see benefits ...Read more

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29 male no exercise, resting heart rate is 95-100bmp, normal blood pressure. How can I quickly reduce that rate, how long does exercise take?

29 male no exercise, resting heart rate is 95-100bmp, normal blood pressure. How can I quickly reduce that rate, how long does exercise take?

Take your time: Start an aerobic exercise regimen. A 30 minute brisk walk is a great way to start. But build your way up to thirty minutes. Over a fee days if necessary. Your heart rate will respond. ...Read more

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How can I lower my resting heart rate?

How can I lower my resting heart rate?

Exercise and diet: Strengthen your heart with regular exercise and lower your blood pressure by eating only very healthy food, and your resting heart rate will go down significantly. ...Read more

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Could it be strange the my resting heart rate is lower?

Could it be strange the my resting heart rate is lower?

Possible. : Some people have a slow heart rate due to excellent conditioning. The important things are your symptoms and blood pressure. Symptomatic bradycardia (slow heart rate) can be serious, but it is treatable. See a doctor. ...Read more

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How long is it ok for a resting heart rate to be at 115?

How long is it ok for a resting heart rate to be at 115?

Resting Heart Rate: A resting heart rate of 115 is considered abnormal. Concern is what is causing it. Would not let it go, have it checked, especially if any sob, chest pain, anxiety, nausea, etc. ...Read more

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What is the long term implication of a resting heart rate in the upper 90 s?

What is the long term implication of a resting heart rate in the upper 90 s?

Variable: May be none but in some cases heart can enlarge. Question is etiology of high resting heart rate? Anemia, thyroid, etc. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What's your resting heart rate like just after 70% max heart rate from exercise?

What's your resting heart rate like just after 70% max heart rate from exercise?

Trick Question?: Well... If you just finished exercise at 70% pmhr, your hr is... (drumroll)... 70% pmhr. Now if you're asking about recovery, hr will generally decline to 50% pmhr within 5 minutes for most people, though it depends heavily on whether you had an anaerobic component in there too. ...Read more

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Would a resting heart rate mostly late 90s to 100 be considered stable in AF or could that damage the heart long term ?

Would a resting heart rate mostly late 90s to 100 be considered stable in AF or could that damage the heart long term ?

Heart rate: the reported heart rate is excessive at rest regardless of normal sinus rhythm or atrial fibrillation and needs to be evaluated to exclude significant pathology; please consult with at your flecainide prescribing physician ...Read more

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Is a resting heart rate at night from 55-60 normal? I do exercise at least 5 days a week but I haven't in a month due to injury. I am 28.

Is a resting heart rate at night from 55-60 normal? I do exercise at least 5 days a week but I haven't in a month due to injury. I am 28.

Normal for athletes: That rate is usually normal especially for those who are athletic. As long as you have no dizziness or other symptoms and the rate is regular. ...Read more

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Greetings: I am 60 year old male, 5' 9" 170 lbs. I work out 5 times a week . My resting heart rate is 75. How can I lower this number? Thanks. Robert

Greetings: I am 60 year old male, 5' 9" 170 lbs. I work out 5 times a week . My resting heart rate is 75. How can I lower this number? Thanks. Robert

Within normal range: Resting hr at 75 is in the middle of normal range, so does not require adjustment. If desired lower resting hr, typically athletes with good cardiovascular tone have lower resting heart rates, so may consider altering your intensity or type of exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dangerous to exercise with a high resting heart rate of 155+ all responses greatly appreciated thanks! also I am already seeing a cardio and have med

Dangerous to exercise with a high resting heart rate of 155+ all responses greatly appreciated thanks! also I am already seeing a cardio  and have med

?: Bonnie, it's hard for me to imagine that your cardio has not treated your resting heart rate of 155+. This is damaging to your heart whether you exercise or not. Moreover, if your resting heart rate is near its maximum, you're not going to get very far with your exercise. ...Read more

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I'm 176lbs 6'0 tall male i exercise regularly but my resting heart rate is 50-60 in the morning all other times its 80-100 during the day is this okay?

I'm 176lbs 6'0 tall male i exercise regularly but my resting heart rate is 50-60 in the morning all other times its 80-100 during the day is this okay?

Heart rate: Your heart rate usually slows significantly at rest and when asleep. It isn't unusual to have a pulse of 50 upon awakening. Faster heart rates occur when you are active during the day. The average heart rate then is about 72 but rates from 55 to 90 may be within normal limits for different individuals. ...Read more

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Does citalopram lower resting heart rate?

Does citalopram lower resting heart rate?

Not directly, but: Anxiety can increase your heart rate. If citalopram helps your anxiety, then your heart rate may decrease naturally. ...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