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What Is A Good Pulse Rate For Someone Who Exercises
Not specific: Probably a better indicator of fitness is how long it takes for your heart rate to return to baseline after exercise in general the lower you heart rate is the more fit you are - at least from an aerobic perspective some of the best athletes have resting pulse rates in the 40s and 50s. ...Read more
2day just errands, took my pulse & it was 80 bpm. Later its 88. Is that a good pulse rate? Ususally unless i'm at rest it's faster. Is this ok/normal?
Pulse: An 8bpm pulse rate difference is not significant. ...Read more
Yes: That rate would be completely normal for someone sitting at rest. ...Read more
Pulse rate: As bodily demand for cardiac output increases, the heart rate increases apace. As the rate increases the diastolic filling time shortens and eventually cardiac output falls despite the rate, the short diastole also is detrimental to heart function. The combination and others limits the rate increase. ...Read more
It has been: Observed, immediately after exercise that your body's sympathetic nervous systems("fight or flight system") rapidly shuts down and your parasympathetic systems("rest and digest system") kicks in. When this happens, your heart rate can slow down significantly. This appears to be more pronounced in athlete's. ...Read more
Heart rate: Rough estimate is 200 minus age.Get a more detailed answer ›
Correct zone: You need to exercise with enough vigor to raise your heart rate high enough for effective workout for heart and muscles - aerobic level. However, too high of a heart rate -"red zone" - can cause health problems especially if you have underlying problems. Most gyms have a poster of the ideal heart rate range based on your age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After rest?: I assume you mean after you've cooled down from exercise (that is, it was fast during exercise and then slowed down). That's a healthy response called "recovery time". If you're slow during exercise, you have a problem, see your doctor. If you're slow after exercise, you're a seasoned athlete. ...Read more
Cardiac drift: With prolonged exercise, breathing rate increases to meet the oxygen demands of working muscle. Heart rate increases, but it does not plateau. A steady increase in heart rate is seen with prolonged exercise due to 'cardiac drift'. The heart rate increases in order to maintain your cardiac output in the face of decreased 'preload' due to dehydration and blood diverting to skin for heat loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its close: Your maximum target heart rate is 220 minus your age; this would put you at 173. If you are a begginer to exercise you should gradually work up to this level and this of course assumes you do not have cardiac problems. If you do consult your physician to determine a safe level to start your exercise program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
113/69 pulse rate 85 is that good? And they said I have reversal ischemia would it be this normal if i had that?
Good Bo: Congratulations on having a normal blood pressure. I assume you have had a cardiac stress test that shows reversible cardiac ischemia. While many people with coronary artery disease often also have high blood pressure, you can have normal blood pressure and still develop coronary artery disease. Smoking, diet and genetics as well as blood pressure play a role. Talk to your doctor about risk fac. ...Read more
My BP usuallty around 120/80. After doing exercise recently for a week, average is around 110 /70. Is it normal? What is normal pulse rate while zzz
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