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Doctor insights on: I Have A Heart Decease Can I Go To The Gym

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How can I get rid of heart burn when I workout at the gym?

How can I get rid of heart burn when I workout at the gym?

Many options: First, work on proper breathing techniques. Limit breath holding. Lifting lighter weights with higher reps may allow for this. Limit lifting in the supine position (lying on your back), particularly if you've eaten within 2 hours of your workout. Make sure you are not eating or drinking anything before your workout that might be a cause of acid reflux- spicy foods, mint & high caffeine beverages. ...Read more

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Is it true that taking a shower immediately after a workout can damage the heart? How long should I wait to shower post workout?

Is it true that taking a shower immediately after a workout can damage the heart?  How long should I wait to shower post workout?

Cardio : Nope. Not at all. This is the first time I have heard this untrue myth. If it were true almost every person who works out would have heart trouble. ...Read more

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What is different btwn cardio workout and stressful situations where hr goes to 150? Both train the heart, but one is healthy and the other is not?

What is different btwn cardio workout and stressful situations where hr goes to 150? Both train the heart, but one is healthy and the other is not?

Exercise, stress: stress involves a wide variety of internal physiologic changes that alter the organism internally widely including adverse changes in immune function, inducing endothelial vascular dysfunction etc. Mediated via a variety of hormonal and neurotransmitter mechanisms. Physical exercise for purposes of cardiovascular conditioning does not trigger all of the same mechanisms and is thus preferred ...Read more

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I have a problem keeping my heart rate under 150 when i'm trying to do an aerobic workout even when i'm going really slow. Target is 127. What to do?

I have a problem keeping my heart rate under 150 when i'm trying to do an aerobic workout even when i'm going really slow. Target is 127.  What to do?

Heart rate: Sounds as though you need to work with an exercise physiologist and have a consulting cardiologist ensure that you have no underlying cardiac issues. So much depends on your age, level of fitness, bmi and so forth. ...Read more

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How to decrease heart rate but still get a good workout?

How to decrease heart rate but still get a good workout?

Better shape: The harder you work the higher your heart rate. As a general rule, the better shape you are in, the lower your resting pulse. Unless you are on medication (beta blocker or some calcium channel blockers) your heart rate will increase with any reasonable work out. ...Read more