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What Is The Heart Rate You Should Maintain During Exercise To Obtain Fitness Health Benefits
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
My general goal is to maintain a healthy body weight and maximize your overall health. What would you suggest?
When using a heart rate monitor for exercise, how do you factor into your heart range the intended effects of heart meds?
Heart rate for exerc: Theoretical maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age, so your max would be 147. Depending on your goals and fitness level your workout heart rate should be between 60-80 percent of your max, so around 90-115 beats per min. Heart medication such as a beta blocker will typically make it difficult to get the heart rate much above 100. ...Read more
Is strength training with weights safe if the heart and body are healthy enough according to a physical exam or always considered unsafe?
Exercise! Exercise!: Part of becoming & staying health is eating healthy food & exercising regularly. Physical fitness is comprised of strength, endurance/aerobic, flexibility & balance. So if you've been deemed healthy, then exercise to your heart's content. But be sure to start slow - light weights, low repetitions, shorter duration. Work w/physical therapist if you have any joint or other issues. ...Read more
What are some mental and physical benefits to exercise for the person who isn't trying to lose weight?
Exercise: Exercise is good at reducing stress, improving cardiovascular health, and conditioning the musculoskeletal system to the demands of physical activities that could otherwise cause an injury. Also, a recent study reports that "xercise doesn’t only strengthen your heart and muscles – it also beefs up your brain." (drmarkgalland.Com, 2/27/13). ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if the resting heart rate is 72, calculate this persons target heart rate and vo2 at 60% of maximum?
90- 153: Remember it is just a target heart rate to get to during exercise, and not a number to get fixated to as you can see this is quite a wide range maximum heart rate in 40 year old is 180 . The benefit you get from exercise is not so specific at particular rate so do not worry to much about the rate just keep regular exercise schedule and follow it good luck. ...Read more
If your in good health and take 2.5mg Bisoprolol for Sinus Tachycardia can you go Jogging and go to the gym and keep active ?
Exercise: Exercise is critical for good health. The minimal amount of exercise you should do is 150minutes/week (usually about 30 minutes 5x/week); try to mix it up between weight training and cardiovascular acitivity. I also think that adding yoga one time per week will help with the mind and body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, ways to increase appetite and heart rate, at the same time? Drugs or any other practices to get someone to eat would be great. Thank you!
What is considered the maximum amount of minutes for a nap to be beneficial to your health (life)?
It depends: It depends upon how much you are sleeping at night. Some people benefit from "power naps" for about 15-20 minutes, others need longer nap times. Prolonged naps may interfere with your night time sleep. Here are more tips on sleep and sleep hygiene http://www.Princeton.Edu/uhs/healthy-living/hot-topics/sleep-hygiene/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to trade off sleeping for excercise in order to get healthy? Which is more important physical health (body) or mental sharpness (sleep)
Why is a physical fitness plan that causes a reduction of blood pressure beneficial to cardiovascular health?
When monitoring an individual in cardiovascular exercise: how would you estimate the individual is exercising moderately but without taking?
Is cholesterol testing a good indicator of future heart problems? Is an ECG a good way to measure if your heart is working properly/heart health?
Risk factors: High cholesterol is only one of the risk factors for coronary artery disease, among other risks such as diabetes, hypertension, smoking, and family history. Ecg evaluates heart rhythm and can diagnose some problems with the heart but is a very limited test. Depending on symptoms, further testing may be recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What should you do in regard to the intensity of your workout if your post-exercise heart rate is above either the five- or 10-minute levels?
Ideally what should the resting heart be while in AF. Also what is ok if optimum can't be achieved to avoid damage to the heart?
Less than 100: a number of trials have been done looking at the ideal heart rate control for atrial fibrillation, and the data suggests anywhere between 80-110 as the ideal resting heart rate. It is ok to be a little lower or a little higher, but heart rates that are not well controlled for long periods of time, particularly if they are too high, can cause symptoms and have adverse effects on the heart. ...Read more
Heart rate: Consider this: you exercise at 85% of your maximum predicted HR for 30 minutes and burn up X calories (depends on your age, weight, sex). Versus-you sit at your desk for 30 minutes in 85° temperature pouring off sweat, burning 0 (or very few) calories. Heart rate wins because it is more directly proportional to your muscular work. (at least, that's my opinion). But it's a GOOD question!! ...Read more
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