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Doctor insights on: What Is A Safe Heart Rate When Working Out

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When exercising, if you're working to try to get more fit so pushing yourself, is it safe to briefly exceed 85% of estimated max heart rate as long as you bring it down within a few minutes (say <3)?

When exercising, if you're working to try to get more fit so pushing yourself, is it safe to briefly exceed 85% of estimated max heart rate as long as you bring it down within a few minutes (say <3)?

Yes: Presuming you are in good cardiovascular health medicallt speaking yes it is ok to do this. This type of interval training will increase your aerobic fitness level and helps burn more calories. ...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 is a safe heart rate for those with hypertension /high blood pressure?

What is a safe heart rate for those with hypertension  /high blood pressure?

No one rate: There is no one "safe" heart rate for someone with hypertension. Cage normal range for heart rate is 60-100 beats per minute, but it varies throughout the day, with stress and activity, and with someone with high blood pressure, certain medications will effect the heart rate. Che key factor is whether a specific heart rate (fast or slow) is causing symptoms or is consistently out of range. ...Read more

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Is 81 bmp a safe heart rate? Not resting heart rate.

Is 81 bmp a safe heart rate? Not resting heart rate.

I think so: I think ur asking if a heart rate of 81 when you are not resting (so perhaps after you exercise?) is a safe rate; if that's correct then yes 81 is probably fine. A "normal" heart rate varies depending on lots of things (age, activity, emotions, meds, hydration status, more). In general the better shape you're in, the lower your rate goes. And with vigorous exercise it can go up much higher than 81. ...Read more

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I am 28 female and weigh 256.4 i will start using a elliptical and want to know what would be a safe heart rate range to stay in?

Heart rate: At your age and if your in good health you can go up to 163 ... The best advice is to go up to where you are fatigued and then reduce the intensity . Every now and again raise the intensity . Just sweat alot. ...Read more

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Should someone with a high resting heart rate also have a relatively higher target heart rate when working out?

Should someone with a high resting heart rate also have a relatively higher target heart rate when working out?

Not Necessarily: The two aren't directly correlated. The best thing to do is to test your specific maximum heart rate using a treadmill. The old formula for what we'd estimate a max hr to be is 220-age for a man, 210-age for a woman. There's a new, better formula which is much more complex. ...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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Increase breaks to decrease heart rate while working out?

Increase breaks to decrease heart rate while working out?

Decrease heart rate: If you want to lower your heart rate when exercising then simply lower the intensity of your workout. For example, if you are running then slow your run and decrease your arm swing. Stopping completely will lower your heart rate but once you return to the same intensity your heart rate will likely go back to the same level. ...Read more