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What is the purpose of checking your pulse rate after an exercise?

What is the purpose of checking your pulse rate after an exercise?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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How can exercise effect your pulse rate?

How can exercise effect your pulse rate?

Increases it: Exercise, in general, will increase your pulse rate. ...Read more

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Why is my pulse rate is low after exercise?

Why is my pulse rate is low after exercise?

Can be seen: As at the end of exercise, the sympathetic nervous system that accounts for increased HR cuts back with the parasympathetic system "kicks in" to cause a rapid decrease in HR. This has been studied and is even more pronounced in trained athletes. ...Read more

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Why is my pulse rate is low after exercise?

Why is my pulse rate is low after exercise?

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

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Why does your pulse rate increase with exercise?

Why does your pulse rate increase with exercise?

Pulse: One hypothesis is when breath rapidly it stimulates the baghdad nerves which stimulate the brain to produce more adrenaline which affects the blood vessels which increases pulse rate. Another theory is hyperventilation causes more demand for oxygen which makes heart work faster. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it means if my pulse rate is low after exercise?

Please explain what does it means if my pulse rate is low after exercise?

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

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How come the breathing and pulse rate increases as the length of exercise increases?

How come the breathing and pulse rate increases as the length of exercise increases?

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 more

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Is exercising at a pulse rate of 180 dangerous for a fit 47 year old male? I exercise daily

Is exercising at a pulse rate of 180 dangerous for a fit 47 year old male? I exercise daily

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 more

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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