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Doctor insights on: What Is A Good Heart Rate When Exercising

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It's good and healthy to have a higher heart rate while exercising?

It's good and healthy to have a higher heart rate while exercising?

Heart rate: Your heart rate is the major way that you increase your cardiac output. If cardiac output doesn't increase you aren't going to be able to do any significant amount of exercise. ...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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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

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I have a resting heart rate of 90 during the day. I'm 283 lbs and chew .I workout out cardio 4 x per week . Ekg good. Should i be worried?

I have a resting heart rate of 90  during the day. I'm 283 lbs and chew .I workout out cardio 4 x per week . Ekg good. Should i be worried?

Normal heart rate: A resting heart rate of 90 BPM is within normal range. Not sure what you mean by "chew", however if you're chewing tobacco, discontinuing would be highly recommended. Also would recommend weight loss to a perhaps healthier weight depending on height and build. ...Read more

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What could lead to a variable heart rate when exercising?

What could lead to a variable heart rate when exercising?

Probably normal: Heart rate tends to increase with the extra demands of exercise; the amount of the increase depends on the type of activity and its intensity. Generally, activity such as running raises the heart rate more than weight lifting. ...Read more

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What will happen if you exceed your maximum heart rate when exercising?

Calculation: Mhr = 220-age. Remember it's a calculation and not exact number. If no symptoms associated you should be ok. However, why you want to reach your mhr? Know the training zones and exercise accordingly. Ex: 60-70% training zone for basic endurance and fat burning; caloric burning depend on exercise time. ...Read more

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What causes an increase in heart rate when exercising at high intensity? My heart rate went from 180 to 220.

What causes an increase in heart rate when exercising at high intensity? My heart rate went from 180 to 220.

Normal response: But that is too high for you -- your maximum should be no more than 180 and keep it there for about 30 minutes for a proper cardio or aerobic exercise -- and do it regularly 3 times a week -- as you get fitter, your heart rate will lower and it will take longer and higher intensity to get to your maximum heart rate -- don't overstress your heart in a hurry -- it's not a goal but a lifestyle. ...Read more

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Unusually high heart rate when exercising on my bike of 165 when normally 140. I'm 63 and exercise 3 to 4 times/ week, drank a lot h20 that day too?

Unusually high heart rate  when exercising on my bike of 165 when normally 140. I'm 63 and exercise 3 to 4 times/ week, drank a lot  h20  that day too?

Physical: It is time to visit a doctor, there are many reasons for increased heart rate when you exersize , your physician will find out the cause and will offer solution. ...Read more

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Dizziness and nausea with moderate chest pain with changes in heart rate when exercising standing feels better when rested ?

Dizziness and nausea with moderate chest pain with changes in heart rate when exercising standing feels better when rested ?

See doc: Any symptoms brought on by physical exertion merit further investigation. Given your young age coronary blockages are unlikely. A thorough exam and BP assessment including orthostatics-a murmur might suggest structural causes and if any is appreciated, an echo can be done to rule out hypertrophic cardiomyopathy/structural-congenital heart disease. Ecg/monitoring to rule out arrhythmias. ...Read more

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What can my heart rate be while exercising?

Heart rate: There is no firm rule for exercise rate for training. One popular estimate is 200 minus the age. ...Read more

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My heart rate is 180-200 while exercising. Is this normal?

My heart rate is 180-200 while exercising. Is this normal?

Yes: If it drops gradually in the first few minutes of recovery, 180-200 would not be unusual for peak exercise in a 40 year old. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my heart rate is 180-200 while exercising?

Could you tell me why my heart rate is 180-200 while exercising?

Normal or SVT: Probably normal. Can be mild svt, but likely the hr counter is slightly inaccurate at higher rates. ...Read more

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My heart rate gets high very quickly when exercising ? What does this mean ?

My heart rate gets high very quickly when exercising ? What does this mean ?

Deconditioned: There are things which can cause the hr to go up such as the thyroid and the heart itself. At your age, and if you have not bee diagnosed with anything it is most likely deconditioned state. Reconditioning may mean to advance activities a little bit slower. Start with rapid walks for several days, then advance to next more rigorous exercise after and do the same stepwise. ...Read more

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My heart rate goes up to 215 bpm when exercising, is this normal? I am 23 years old.

Slightly high.: According to the American Heart Association, your maximum heart rate while exercising should be about 220 minus your age. So for a 23 year old, it would be 197 beats per minute. And your target heart rate would be lower than that, about 100-170 for a 20 year old. A heart rate higher than the maximum for your age indicates you may be straining and should probably slow down. ...Read more

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Sometimes while exercising my heart rate is around 180 (and can reach 200 maximum). Is this safe?

Sometimes while exercising my heart rate is around 180 (and can reach 200 maximum). Is this safe?

Exercise: for a 50y/o person we generally would recommend not getting the rate that high. Generally we would keep the maximum under 170 and the training 150 or less. ...Read more