Posted by: zeetah | 2011-05-24


Good day
before exercise (at gym) my heartbeat is about 108, during exercises it goes up to about 170 - 180. when cooling down i can only manage to bring my heartrate down to about 124.
no thyroid problems and everything is fine. (was tested last year this time.) could this be normal?

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Hi there

It could be. The problem with heart rate is that it's very difficult to measure in a controlled way. It's not unueual for heart rate to be above 100 as you're about to exercise. It's not unusual to reach 170 while you train and during a cool down, 124 is also not unusual. It depends on how and when you are measuring it though, but nothing you've said sounds particularly unusual, so I don't think so. If you were tested, then that's also a good thing. I mean, if you ever experience chest tightness or difficulty breathing or pain, then listen to your body and stop immediately, but it sounds like there's nothing too untoward there.


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