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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