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Why Won't My Heart Rate Go Up When I Exercise
Haven't exercised in 4 weeks because of virus. When I stand up my heart rate goes up by 30, I'm tired and out of breath and weak. Should I work out?
No exercise now: Under these circumstances the answe should be no until you feel better. Hr that goes up this much with standing implies dehydration--exercising right now will only make that worse. See your doctor and push fluids and nourishment. If still short of breath get an echo to make sure that the virus has not affected the heart or pericardial sac. ...Read more
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
Y would diastolic BP lower after exercise, is that normal. How quickly should your heart rate go up during exercise and how far. Is 80 high resting ra?
Yes!: Normally diastolic blood pressure will fall during exercise and for several hours afterwards. This is because off vasodilation that normally occurs. Systolic BP should always rise. However, in hypertension, the diastolic pressure will rise too, imposing an unnecessary work load on the heart. Increase in heart rate is based on exercise intensity. Normally the HR max is 220-age in years. ...Read more
I'm 18 exercise regularly but am 6ft 200lbs. Sometimes I have a heart rate of 55 but when I exercise it goes up normal. Should I get checked?
May be normal: The normal resting hear rate is between 60 and 100. The heart rate increases with exercise and people who exercise a lot tend to have lower resting heart rate. Trained marathon runners may have resting heart in the 40's - 50's. If you have dizziness or feel lightheaded when the heart rate is low, you should have it checked. ...Read more
Heart rate: The heart rate normally increases with exercise. ...Read more
Exercise and pulse: Young people can easily exceed the recommended pulse rate of (220-age) x 0.7. First off, it's an artificial, but fair estimate for the average person in average condition. Use it as a gauge for measuring cardiovascular fitness. As you get fit, equivalent amounts of exercise should require lesser heart rates; greater exertion can be done with similar heart rates. Don't over think it or overdo it. ...Read more
My BP goes up to about 135-150/70 immediately after exercise then drops to 118/65 shortly after. Heart rate drops to 50. Is this normal?
Can be normal: A modest rise in blood pressure is a normal response to exercise (a rise of about 5%) an exaggerated jump in blood pressure (15%) can be an indication for an increase future risk cardiovascular problems such as carotid artery blockage studies warn. Your response looks normal. ...Read more
When I exercise, my heart rate goes between 160-175bpm. Is this too high for a 37 year old woman? Target heart rate calc says 146 maximum.
Depends: A formula widely accepted is 220-age=maximum heart rate. Keep in mind though that this is a simplistic formula with age as the only variable and standard deviation for this equation is 10 to 15 bpm. Target heart rates for aggressive cardioconditioning are generally recommended at 80% of your calculated maximum for a healthy individual. See your first GP to discuss any possible contraindications ...Read more
When I stand my heart rate goes up to 120. I get weak and achy and my body sways. Could this be because I haven't exercised? I'm scared to.
Classic signs POTS: Postural orthostatic hypotension is a condition which is well known to occur in young women. This is a benign condition treated with lots of fluid, salt, ted stockings, and tilt training. If needed the condition can be treated with certain medications. Talk to your doctor. A test call head-up tilt table testing could help in the diagnosis. ...Read more
Increased heart rate: Exercise is cardiovascular (aerobic) if you raise and elevate your heart rate for an extended period of time. Preferably you would like to elevate your pulse to 65-85% of your max hr. Max hr= 220- age. So for example if you are 30yo your max hr = 190 BPM and you would want to elevate your heart rate to at least 125 to 162. If you are strength training it will be a smaller increase than that. ...Read more
Deconditioning: Increased sympathetic activityGet a more detailed answer ›
Taking deep: Breath, meditation, calming your nerves, etc...Can help. ...Read more
Exercise: Exercise stress test.Get a more detailed answer ›
Exercise: 150-ish would be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Exercise: Rough estimate is 200 minus age. Usually would not recommend over that. I generally advise 10 BPM less as a safety cushion. ...Read more
Heart rate: Temperature 98.6 f and heart rate 72-84bpm. ...Read more
HEart rate: Is too high resting. Would recommend regular exercise & screening of thyroid & blood counts as well. ...Read more
Predicted heart rate: During exercise, the maximum predicted heart rate for your age is calculated by subtracting your age from 220 (220 - age). At 33 years old that would be 220 - 33 = 187 beats per minute. Any heart rate up to 187 beats/minute during exercise would likely be normal. ...Read more
Possibly: You should have your lesion evaluated in person by your doctor, so he/she can take a biopsy (or remove it completely) if needed. ...Read more
If I exercise 45mins a day at heart rate 140-160bpm. How much fitter will I be in 3 months and then 6 months?
More fit likely:
I do not know a measure, except doing the same effort with less increase in pulse rate.
Longer duration, and less tiredness and breathlessness. ...Read more
Why do I get a random fast and hard heart rate at random times as well as when I exercise. I'm only 16, 5'11 160 lbs?
Probably normal: Unless your heart skips the beats and you can feel it of course... ...Read more
Is there a way I can naturally lower my heart rate. I exercise everyday, and eat right, yet it still dangerously high as in 100+.
I suggest seeing PCP:
And may be a Cardiologist to ensure there are NO heart issues, if your Heart rate stays in the hundreds.
Get it checked. Forget the natural ways of reducing it, till you get it checked.
Another possibility is a thyroid problem, which your PCP would be able to Diagnose and deal with.
Good Luck. ...Read more
I'm a 23 year old female, I exercise 3-4 days a week and complete an average of 7000 steps a day. But my heart rate is 94bpm. Should I be worried?
NO: This is physiological variability, .eventually get slower as you get more physically fit ...Read more
Could you please tell me the proper way to measure recovery heart rate? Does duration of exercise matter? I was hoping to do it after 30mins of cardio.
Various ways: Count your pulse immediately after that exercise for 10 seconds and multiply by 6 for the end of exercise heart rate in beats per minute. Measure again in 1 minute and the rate should be at least 12 beats per minute less. In 2 minutes it should be at least 22 beats per minute less. The faster the heart rate goes down the better. Overheating and dehydration may keep pulse elevated. ...Read more
Ask Ur cardiologist-: -2 B on the safe side. Usually it's around 150-160BPM above Ur resting pulse. It is important for U 2 use Ur brain & when U feel it's 2 fast or U get short of breath, slow down or stop & rest, take Ur pulse whenever this happens & report it 2 Ur cardio guy. ...Read more
I've been eating clean an losing weight but I wonder why I can't sweat? My heart rate goes very high when I exercise but no matter what I can't sweat
Heart rate stays elevated a long time after exercise is over. Previously it would go back down to resting very fast. Something going on that is preven?
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