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Doctor insights on: Reebok Precision Trainer Xt Heart Rate Monitor

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How to take a heart rate if no monitor?

How to take a heart rate if no monitor?

Pulse: Get a clock with a second hand. Feel your pulse (can easily be felt at the neck, the thumb side of the wrist or the groin). Feel for the bumping against your fingers. Count the number of bump in 1 minute. That is your heart rate. ...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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What must I use to monitor my heart rate?

What must I use to monitor my heart rate?

Heart rate monitor: You can buy a heart rate monitor - no doubt available on line, but you can also just count your own pulse: either at your wrist, neck, or chest. Count it for 15 seconds and multiply by 4. It's free! ...Read more

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How accurate are heart rate monitors in altitude?

How accurate are heart rate monitors in altitude?

Normal action: Require moisture for good contact just as at low altitude and can misfunction in cold temperatures which is more likely at high altitude. ...Read more

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What are the parts of a hospital heart rate monitor?

What are the parts of a hospital heart rate monitor?

Telemetry: For inpatient ambulatory patients, electrodes are taped to the chest and a transmitter box is attached to the trunk area. The heart rhythm recording is then transmitted wirelessly to a monitor at the nurses station. Bedside monitors don't allow the patient to walk about the ward freely. Other set ups allow the patient's heart rhythm to be recorded in a gadget strapped to the body. Finger styles. ...Read more

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Is it possible to monitor your internal body temperature by monitoring your pulse/heart rate?

Is it possible to monitor your internal body temperature by monitoring your pulse/heart rate?

In short, no: Your body generally does an excellent job of regulating your core temperature, so it's not something you need to be concerned about. Heart rate is also highly regulated but varies much more widely for many reasons (like when we're startled) so it's not a reliable indicator of core temperature. ...Read more

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I have to wear a portable at home heart rate monitor but the pregelled electrodes make my skin itch. Thoughts to lessen or stop the itching?

I have to wear a portable at home heart rate monitor but the pregelled electrodes make my skin itch. Thoughts to lessen or stop the itching?

Electrode itch: You can try skin moisturizer before putting on the electrodes. Dry skin cracks get irritated by the salts in the gel. Sometimes the moisturizer helps. If it's allergy, this won't work, neither for sensitivity. ...Read more

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I have been monitoring my heart rate closely at home. My standing heart rate is 145 and 5 minutes later my resting heart rate is 88. Am I ok?

I have been monitoring my heart rate closely at home. My standing heart rate is 145 and 5 minutes later my resting heart rate is 88. Am I ok?

Orthostatic: For some reason you are orthostatic - when heart rate increases with sitting or standing up. This is usually associated with low blood volume - bleeding, dehydration (diarrhea, vomiting) or internal volume loss (fluid in the belly usually due to low albumine state). If this is sudden (started within last week) - seek urgent care. If that been going on for a long time, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Monitoring my heart rate. If I am relaxing from mid 50's to 60's. If I am up walking around 70-80's. 50 years old. Do cardio 6 times a week. Normal?

Monitoring my heart rate. If I am relaxing from mid 50's to 60's. If I am up walking around 70-80's. 50 years old. Do cardio 6 times a week. Normal?

Normal for you.: Congratulations on working out so consistently. It appears to be paying off. Your resting heart rate (hr) can be an indication of cardio fitness. As you become more fit, your heart becomes a more efficient pump and your hr drops. Everybody is different but with activity hr and blood pressure do increase. Want to know more, read about using hr monitors to create exercise goals specific to you. ...Read more

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