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Pulse Rate Under 60
Exercise...: Aerobic exercise, the kind where you get short of breath and sweaty for 45 minutes to an hour at a time will improve your cardiovascular conditioning and lower your heart rate. Try to do this every other day, and avoid the "simple" carbohydrates, stick to more complex carbs. ...Read more
No.: Not at 42, especially of you are in good physical shape. Unless you are feeling light-headed, dizzy or like you are going to pass out, it is not a problem. A pulse rate is a number, we don't treat numbers, we treat patients. An asymptomatic patient with a heart rate of 60 by definition does not need treatment. ...Read more
I've noticed that my pulse rate has become very slow recently - 50-60 bpm, is this something to be concerned about?
Depends: Normal depends on age and activity. At rest, 50-100. With peak exertion, the normal peak heart rate will be in the vicinity of (220 - age in years). Example: if you're 41, your normal peak hr would be around 179. This is just a rule of thumb. Many people can exceed this with strenuous exertion. ...Read more
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