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Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Air Langhi, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

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    I got instant heart rate app on my android phone. Many times it tells me my heart rate is in the low 50s. Usually when I take my pulse it is in the low 60s. I am just guessing there is a bit of uncertainty in the app, but the method used by the app is well known and their methodology is sound.Is there anything bad that can cause a low heart rate?
     
  2. Nice Rollin

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    Isn't 60-100 normal? Also well conditioned athletes have low heart rates. I remember reading lance Armstrong has a resting heart rate in the 40s
     
  3. Mr. Brightside

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    Do you exercise a lot? If you are a runner, your heart rate will be low. Mine for example is about 58 bpm. I run at least 30 miles per week.
     
  4. BenVR4

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    It means your heart is pumping a lot more blood on a per pump basis and doesn't need to pump as fast to maintain the optimum level of circulation. i.e. your stroke volume is solid

    It's a good thing
     
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    Are you questioning your heart or the app?

    because a low 60's heart rate isn't that unusual if you're fit.
     
  6. Nice Rollin

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    Try to check it on a blood pressure machine and see how it compares to the app
     
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    Certain death.
     
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    Like others have said, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's bad. Even though the normal range is 60-100, athletes usually have lower than normal rates. If you're is in the 50-60s, but you're not feeling any of them normal symptoms, such as tiredness, dizziness, shortness of breath, etc., then you should be okay.
     
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    Mine is 60...like others have said, it's not necessarily a bad thing.
     
  10. Bleeding Red

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    Check your BP also. is any irregular beat? Like mentioned if no dizziness, fatigue, nausea..you should be alright.
     
  11. heypartner

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    yeah, are you questioning the app? If so, just take your pulse the old fashion way.

    btw: the best (simple to measure) test of a strong heart is to first stress it and get your rate up to your maximum rate...which is around 140-165. Then sit down and measure how long it takes you to get your heart rate back to its resting rate. 5 minutes is considered excellent.
     
  12. Air Langhi

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    60 is ok low 50s is really weird since I don't run.
     
  13. heypartner

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    What is your pulse rate if you take it yourself?
     
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    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    When you go to the doctor, what is your usual heart rate that they measure?
     
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    Mine is around 38. Should go to the doctor but mine said as long as I don't feel faint or have any other issues then its fine.
     

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