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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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Please explain why does pulse rate not continue to increase with increasing exercise?

Please explain why does pulse rate not continue to increase with increasing exercise?

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

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What is a good pulse rate at rest after exercise?

What is a good pulse rate at rest after exercise?

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

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Why does pulse rate increase during exercise except yoga?

Why does pulse rate increase during exercise except yoga?

Rate of expenditure: Because heart rate is responding to metabolic demand and rate of expenditure. If the metabolic demand is low and you are expending it slowly the rise in pulse may be barely perceptible. Igorous yoga will raise your pulse just like vany other exercise. ...Read more

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I am 25 yrs old and I have checked my BP in an omron wrist band monitor & it was measuring 129/85 and showing pulse rate of 85. Is that normal?

I am 25 yrs old and I have checked my BP in an omron wrist band monitor & it was measuring 129/85 and showing pulse rate of 85. Is that normal?

Pretty much!: Generally we consider a normal BP as <140/90. The bottom number or diastolic pressure is a little on the high side and bears watching. I tell my patients BP monitoring is like taking a still photograph of a wave in the ocean: we are trying to attach a fixed variable on a dynamic one and so multiple snapshots over time provide a more realistic view of how ones BP is doing! ...Read more

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Im 18 and I checked my pressure I got a 77 as a pulse rate. But lately I've been feeling tired and really fatige. Is that normal?

Im 18 and I checked my pressure I got a 77 as a pulse  rate. But lately I've been feeling tired  and really fatige. Is that normal?

Fatigue: A heart rate of 77 (normal range < 90) is considered normal. Fatigue can be caused by many different issues including lack of sleep or poor sleep hygiene, thyroid problems, stress/depression or other psychological problems. If these symptoms continue, it would be advisable to talk to your doctor for further advice. ...Read more

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If a persons natural pacemaker has complaint, is it possible to increase the pulse rate when doing exercise? Resting pulse rate 44-50.

If a persons natural pacemaker has complaint, is it possible to increase the pulse rate when doing exercise? Resting pulse rate 44-50.

Yes: Even if your resting heart rate is low, it is likely that your sinus node rate (pacemaker in the normal heart) will respond with an increase in heart rate during exercise. ...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