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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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How can I decrease my resting heart rate below 70?

How can I decrease my resting heart rate below 70?

Exercise: Exercise and weight loss. Working out regularly lowers resting heart rate. ...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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Is it normal to have a higher resting heart rate during the day as aside from it being much lower during the morning and evening before & after rest?

Is it normal to have a higher resting heart rate during the day as aside from it being much lower during the morning and evening before & after rest?

Yes: A healthy heart is very responsive and speeds up to accommodate increased demand, whether physical or mental. Your heart rate will be faster just by being awake. ...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

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Good exercises to do on a daily routine to lower resting heart rate would be what? Son is skinny But his resting heart rate is around 90 bpm.

Good exercises to do on a daily routine to lower resting heart rate would be what? Son is skinny But his resting heart rate is around 90 bpm.

Aerobic fitness: Most of what you read about heart rate in subscience. Junior owes it to himself to get physically fit, with resistance and / or aerobic fitness as his interests direct. He needs to look and feel good, and this will come from a serious commitment to real athletic training. Only he can choose what is right for him, but both will lower heart rate and do much, much more. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 77 after walking 80 minutes at 2.3mph good? Is a higher heart rate normal after waking up? I want to lower my resting heart rate.

Is a heart rate of 77 after walking 80 minutes at 2.3mph good? Is a higher heart rate normal after waking up? I want to lower my resting heart rate.

Exercise: It depends some people have a higher baseline heart rate. As you get more adept to exercise you resting hr should decrease. It can take sometime for that to happen. The heart rate will change depending on many factors so it can elevate with strong emotions as well. ...Read more

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If I didn't exercise for awhile, now I have walked for an hour each day for the past three days. Can this make my resting heart rate from 50-60 to 80?

If I didn't exercise for awhile, now I have walked for an hour each day for the past three days. Can this make my resting heart rate from 50-60 to 80?

Exercise: I would suggest that if you have not exercised for a while that you start off slowly and then increase a little bit each day. The first day walk for 20 minutes at a good pace and see how you feel. If you feel alright, on the next day walk for 30 minutes. You should aim to exercise for 30 minutes a day for 5-6 days a week. This exercise should increase your heart rate. ...Read more

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Resting heart rate always beat fast with little exertion? Have anxiety, but heart shouldn't be fast all the time should it? Don't exercise like I use to

Resting heart rate always beat fast with little exertion? Have anxiety, but heart shouldn't be fast all the time should it? Don't exercise like I use to

See below: Do you know how fast your heart rate goes up to? There are many things that can explain this and part of the answer would depend on if you have any underlying medical conditions. ...Read more

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What does an elevated resting heart rate in athlete mean? Resting hr is around 85-90. get tired with exercise. Shouldn't it be in the 60's?? im a high level athlete

What does an elevated resting heart rate in athlete mean? Resting hr is around 85-90. get tired with exercise. Shouldn't it be in the 60's?? im a high level athlete

Rapid heart rate: Rapid resting heart rate (over 90) is seen with fever, anxiety, overactive thyroid, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine use, certain medications like Sudafed or stimulants. The average athlete's resting heart rate is in the 50-60 range. A cardiac evaluation as well as thyroid, blood pressure levels, EKG, echocardiogram, outpatient heart monitor test, treadmill stress test may be scheduled. ...Read more

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Does flecainide lower resting heart rate? What is the usual dosage?

Yes: Slow heart rate is listed as a possible side effect of flecainide. Dosage can be 50, 100 or 150 mgs every 12 hours. You should be under the care of a cardiologist when taking this medication. ...Read more

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Will fludrocortisone lower resting heart rate due to increased pressure?

Not usually: In most cases it would not be expected to lower your resting heart rate unless you had truly severe hypotension (low bp). But we're all a little different so you'll have to see for yourself. ...Read more

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Hello I'm 36, female, overweight, and as long as I can remember I have a low resting heart rate about 52 is this normal?

Hello I'm 36, female, overweight, and as long as I can remember I have a low resting heart rate about 52 is this normal?

60 is the low limit: 60 is the lower limit conventionally. 52 BPM may be a sign of physical fitness for many, especially long distance runner... Unless one develops symptoms, then all bets are off! ...Read more

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I'm 64. .. and my resting heart rate is 83... In good physical shape... exercise 5 days a wk. On no prescriptions. Should I be concerned?

I'm 64. .. and my resting heart rate is 83... In good physical shape... exercise 5 days a wk. On no prescriptions. Should I be concerned?

Normal: A resting heart rate of 83 is normal, although it does not suggest ultimate aerobic fitness or " athlete's heart". I suggest seeing your doctor if you have concerns or are experiencing palpitations. ...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