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When is a heart rate too high while working out. My resting heart Rate is 90 to 110?

When is a heart rate too high while working out. My resting heart Rate is 90 to 110?

Heart rate: The threshold depends upon age and cardiac condition. The standard threshold is 140-160 beats per minute for exercise. Your resting heart rate is not normal at 90-110. Is this typical? ...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's a safe way to work out for 20 year olds with a high (120) heart rate? What should my heart rate be during workouts?

What's a safe way to work out for 20 year olds with a high (120) heart rate? What should my heart rate be during workouts?

Resting tachycardia: I would not advise you to start working out until the reason for your elevated resting heart rate is determined. You are young, and might well tolerate exercise, but a resting pulse of 120 is not normal and the cause needs to be figured out. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it better to have a higher heart rate working out or just go with what is comfortable?

Is it better to have a higher heart rate working out or just go with what is comfortable?

Yes: Everyone's heart rate goes up when working out. What you need to do is calculate your maximal heart rate which is 220 - your age (41). When doing a strenuous workout your target heart rate should be 70% to 85% of maximum heart rate. So in your case your target heart rate would be between 125 and 152. Make sure it's ok with your doctor before starting a new work out program. ...Read more

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Is it ok heart rate 86-92 3 hours after working out?I take 50mg atenolol. Heart rate in the 70's usually. Why when after work out stays a little high?

Is it ok heart rate 86-92 3 hours after working out?I take 50mg atenolol. Heart rate in the 70's usually. Why when after work out stays a little high?

It's fine : Maybe you're a bit dehydrated but it's nothing to worry about. A better question might be: why are you even checking your pulse? Seems like you're over thinking this one. Be glad you're exercising and enjoy your day. ...Read more

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Is a resting heart on Flecainide of 58 ok as it does up when I move about or exercise?

Is  a resting heart on Flecainide of 58 ok as it does up when I move about or exercise?

Yes: Flecainide does tend to lower heart rate. Unless you are having chest pain, trouble breathing, lightheadedness, or passing out, 58 is totally ok. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a highly fast heart beat after getting out of the heat?

Is it normal to have a highly fast heart beat after getting out of the heat?

Yes.: Peripheral vasodilation (relaxation of blood vessels in your extremities) is a normal response to heat exposure as in the sauna or hot tub or arizona. Your heart has to pump faster to circulate the blood around the extra tubing. Hr should return to normal after excess heat is dissipated. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to walk whle my heart rate is 108-115bpm and not going down any?

Is it safe for me to walk whle my heart rate is 108-115bpm and not going down any?

Resting tachycardia: Resting tachycardia should always be investigated as there can be many underlying causes (e.g. Anemia, thyroid disorder or dysrhythmias). Please see you primary physician. ...Read more

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When you have a-fib, what is a good or safe heart rate when you exercise?

When you have a-fib, what is a good or safe heart rate when you exercise?

Talk to your MD: Before you start, discuss it with your doctor. Normally, the good rule is the following: hr = (220 - age) x 0.8 for exercise heart rate. Best luck! ...Read more

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When I go to the doctor they usually mention my heart rate is a bit high, but when I'm home it seems to be 84-88 bpm. What is an abnormal heart rate?

When I go to the doctor they usually mention my heart rate is a bit high, but when I'm home it seems to be 84-88 bpm. What is an abnormal heart rate?

60 to 100: Normal HR is 60 to 100, give or take another 10 beats, either way depending on other factors like weight and being in shape. At age 31 you should NOT be concerned about HR unless you have other symptoms ...Read more

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

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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Please describe a good heart rate while working out?

Depends: Depends on reason for exercise. Aerobic work out usually best at 70-80% of age predicted target hr (220-age), with intermittent increase to anaerobic range. Weight loss work outs are traditionally at 50-60% of target hr. ...Read more

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I have a fast heart and a slower heart beat at the sametime what does that mean?

What you mean : By at the same time? Low follow by fast? Any other symptoms? A better history and physical exam needed by your physician. Possible causes caffeine, energy drinks, dehydration, hyperthyroid state, anxiety/panic attacks or arrhythmias. Get an ekg. ...Read more

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What should my target heart rate be while working out?

What should my target heart rate be while working out?

At your age ...: Approximately 2/3 of your maximal heart rate. See your pcp or sports medicine expert to calculate your aerobic 'target' heart rate... Best of luck! ...Read more