Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/04/21

high heart rate within 2 min of cardio, gymming 2 years

I am 47 years old , female Been exercising for 2 years with trainer.2x days/week trainer, 1x classes ( 1 hour sessions). Using a heart rate monitor, my heart rate climbs very high within 1 to 2 minutes it sits at 150+. This happens as soon as I do any cardio, even at a slow/ moderate pace. Also suffers from allergic rhinitis. Suggestions please

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Hi there

150 is not that high, so I'm not sure there is anything to be concerned about. There are some conditions where this could happen - excessive thyroid hormone, for example. However, in the absence of any other symptoms, I don't think that a heart rate of 150 or more is anything unusual. A lot of people will have the same thing. The question is how high does it go. When you say 150+, do you mean 160? Or 155? Or 190? Big differences.

I don't think there is anything to worry about, you have a naturally high heart rate, nothing more.

Good luck

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