Originally Posted by movintime
Thanks. I know but I saw cardiologist yesterday & he said for 51 yrs old I'm great. But I've become OCD w/ this issue now that studies link higher pulse w/ early death. Also, my daily moving around pulse is about 70s-90s unless working out & then it hits the 120s-140s top end for a few mins here & there.
But your mornong pulse is 60- perfectly normal.
70-90 is OK
When you do a cardio-vascular workout your heart rate is supposed to increase- you're excercising your heart
I remember correctly you aim for a heart rate no higher than double your normal rate.
The important thing is your recovery heart rate.
One way to determine if you are reaping the benefits from exercise is to calculate your Recovery Heart Rate, a measure of how quickly you return to your resting heart rate after a workout. To calculate your recovery heart rate:
- Take your pulse ten seconds immediately after you have finished exercising. Write down the number.
- One minute later, take your pulse again and write it down.
- Subtract the number for the second pulse check from the number for the first pulse check. This number is your Recovery Heart Rate. The greater the number, the better shape you are in!
Hope this helps