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Why does my heart rate reach 195 with moderate exercise?

By Anonymous March 23, 2015 - 3:10pm
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I am 22 years old, 5' 4" 120lbs. I have to say I am not the fittest individual in the world and never have been. I started to go to the gym a few weeks ago. I usually go 2-3 times a week for an hour and a half at a time.

I noticed that my heart rate reaches 170 with very gently exercise and 190+ with moderate exercise after which I stop. Back in high school, during gym sessions my heart rate would reach 200. My resting heart rate is normal, usually between 65 and 75, depending on the time of day.

My heart rate on exertion has really been worrying me. It does not seem to have shown any improvement in the past few weeks either. I would really appreciate some help

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Hi Anon Thanks for your post! It could be that your body needs time to adjust to exercising again. Is what you are doing now very strenuous? If so, you may want to slow down until your body is better used to be worked out. Some people do have a very elevated heart rate after exercise but it's important to also note the symptoms. What are yours? Are you feeling panicked? Are you sweating, nauseous or dizzy? If there are no bad symptoms and just the elevated heart rate then there is not always a problem We hope to hear back from you. SusanMarch 23, 2015 - 7:43pm
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