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I have started exercising recently and my heart rate goes up to near max within a few minutes doing nothing strenuous, RHR 50s 60s. I'm concerned?

I have started exercising recently and my heart rate goes up to near max within a few minutes doing nothing strenuous, RHR 50s 60s. I'm concerned?

What is Maximum?: if you are deconditioned, then you develop both Short of breath and rapid HR quickly. If you develop rapid HR without strenuous Activities then you need to get Cardiology evaluation before under taking Physically stressful activities ...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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22 male. Moderate/highly active. Heart heart rate of approx 48. Is it healthy/unhealthy to hit max heart rate twice weekly? Highest I've been is 179.

22 male. Moderate/highly active. Heart heart rate of approx 48. Is it healthy/unhealthy to hit max heart rate twice weekly? Highest I've been is 179.

Healthy: Go for it. Your heart rate is a reflection of the intensity of your work outs. High heart rate equates with high intensity. Just be careful, it also puts you at risk of "overdoing it" with the potential of hurting yourself or worse, burning out and not wanting to exercise. Good job though. ...Read more

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When i start jogging at low speed, my heartrate shoots to max heart rate of 173, until after 5mins it normalizes to 123. Is this normal?

When i start jogging at low speed, my heartrate shoots to max heart rate of 173, until after 5mins it normalizes to 123. Is this normal?

No: Your resting heart rate should be around 80 bpm, 120 is very high, you also have a exaggerated heart rate response to exercise, this could be due to being deconditioned, or if you are using certain medications, drinking excessive amounts of caffeinated beverages. I recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to exercise close to your max heart rate ?I'm 26 years old and when i jog my heart rate usually gets up to 175 BPM . Should i slow itdown

Is it safe to exercise close to your max heart rate ?I'm 26 years old and when i jog my heart rate usually gets up to 175 BPM . Should i slow itdown

Yes: Yes, if you are an otherwise healthy 26 year-old, exercising to a heart rate of near 200 BPM would be normal. An exercise heart rate of 175 would be healthy. As you exercise more, the heart rate during exercise will decrease. A heart healthy diet and exercise program will help you to exercise at lower heart rates. ...Read more

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What is simple way to determine your max heart rate?

What is simple way to determine your max heart rate?

220-your age: You can easily find your target heart rate (thr) with this simple method. Subtract your age from 220 (226 for women) to calculate your maximum heart rate (mhr). ...Read more

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What happens if you go over your max heart rate while working out? Dangerous?

What happens if you go over your max heart rate while working out?  Dangerous?

Maximal heart rate: Calculations are estimates . If you are heathy enough nothing will happen to you. During exercise you go up to where you can go. I go over mine all the times at 50 y/0. Enjoy your work out. ...Read more

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What should my resting heart rate and max heart rate be? I'm a 48yr old female who exercises 4-5 days/wk.

Yes: Resting heart rate is normally between 60-90. It can be lower for athletes or very fit people. The maximum heart rate is 220 minus the person's age. The recommendation for moderate intensity exercise is to maintain heart rate at 50-70% of the maximum heart rate. ...Read more