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Doctor insights on: The Average Pre Exercise Heart Rate

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 am over weight. What is the best exercise for me. My heart rate on average is 120.

I am over weight. What is the best exercise for me. My heart rate on average is 120.

Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving. ...Read more

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What is the average heart rate when you're scared?

What is the average heart rate when you're scared?

Heart rate: There are many factors related to heart rate. When scared, this is just one variable. Different people will have different rates under different combinations of variables. There is no one average rate when scared. ...Read more

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What's a normal change in heart rate with exercise?

What's a normal change in heart rate with exercise?

Increased heart rate: Exercise is cardiovascular (aerobic) if you raise and elevate your heart rate for an extended period of time. Preferably you would like to elevate your pulse to 65-85% of your max hr. Max hr= 220- age. So for example if you are 30yo your max hr = 190 BPM and you would want to elevate your heart rate to at least 125 to 162. If you are strength training it will be a smaller increase than that. ...Read more

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How can I determine my optimal range for heart rate, for exercise?

How can I determine my optimal range for heart rate, for exercise?

Exercise: Rough estimate is 200 minus age. Usually would not recommend over that. I generally advise 10 BPM less as a safety cushion. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's normal for the average heart rate per minute?

Please tell me what's normal for the average heart rate per minute?

60-80: For the average adult 60-80 is a average heart rate. The healthier the person, ie exercising on a regular basis, heart rate could be as low as 50-60 for a runner. ...Read more

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I am 47 years old and my heart rate was 98 should I worry. Without exercise?

HEart rate: Is too high resting. Would recommend regular exercise & screening of thyroid & blood counts as well. ...Read more

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Please explain why is my heart rate is high during a moderate intensity exercise?

Please explain why is my heart rate is high during a moderate intensity exercise?

Increase O2 delivery: When you exercise, your body burns more oxygen, which is carried by the blood. So the heart has to pump more blood. One way to do this is to increase heart rate. ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate is high during a moderate intensity exercise? I need some advice.

Why is my heart rate is high during a moderate intensity exercise? I need some advice.

Predicted heart rate: During exercise, the maximum predicted heart rate for your age is calculated by subtracting your age from 220 (220 - age). At 33 years old that would be 220 - 33 = 187 beats per minute. Any heart rate up to 187 beats/minute during exercise would likely be normal. ...Read more

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My heart rate is 51 but I am not an athlete and I don't exercise regularly. Is it normal?

Possibly: You should have your lesion evaluated in person by your doctor, so he/she can take a biopsy (or remove it completely) if needed. ...Read more

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What could cause a heart rate of 120 BPM at night only? During the day it averages 85 bpm.

Rapid heart rate: Any late exercise, sexual activity, caffeine use, other decongestants or stimulants? Do you take any supplements or medications at night? Might try switching to dosing in AM to see if that makes any difference. Any other symptoms like shortness of breath, anxiety? ...Read more

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What would you say is an average heart rate for working in the garden doing nothing too heavy?

Depends on health: A moderate level of exertion may result in a heart rate 100's-130's. It depends a lot on underlying age, aerobic conditioning, hydration status, concomitant medical conditions, and medications. ...Read more

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If I exercise 45mins a day at heart rate 140-160bpm. How much fitter will I be in 3 months and then 6 months?

If I exercise 45mins a day at heart rate 140-160bpm. How much fitter will I be in 3 months and then 6 months?

More fit likely: I do not know a measure, except doing the same effort with less increase in pulse rate.
Longer duration, and less tiredness and breathlessness. ...Read more

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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