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Recovery time

whats a healthy recovery time after exercise ?

i'm a 40 year old overweight male not very athletic  
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Recovery to what?

Even in athletes, it may take hours to recover the completely "baseline" heart rate. Your muscles need blood supply for a long time after heavy exercise, your metabolism is increased, etc, which is why you burn fat for quite some time after exercise. In addition, your blood pressure is lowered.

If I exercise at rate 180 (heavy), my heart rate drops to 145 after a minute, 125 after two minutes, 110 after three and 90-100 after 4-5 minutes. It tends to stay in the 80s for an hour or so. And I consider myself fairly healthy.
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i was doin kinda low impact thing riding a exercise bike and i got up to about 140 and after 1 min or so it fell to 120s then it stayed there for 4-5 min at ten min it was 106 now at 15-17 min its 98

i get very nervous when my heart rate goes up even if i'm exerting myself it just makes me nervous    
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i had several palps while exercising very scary
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There's a process for measuring heart recovery time (if that's what you are talking about)

If you are exercising with your heart rate in your target zone (for a 40 year old that's 108-144) the difference between your peak heart rate right after you stop exercise and what your heart rate is exactly 2 minutes later should be >22.  The larger this number the better.

In other words, if I've been exercising I would take my heart rate right when I stop.  Let's say it's 140.  Then exactly 2 minutes after this while I'm resting my heart rate is 110, the difference is 30.    This is a healthy hear rate recovery time.

Let's say right when I stop it's 140, then 2 minutes later it's 130 (while at complete rest).  That's a difference of 10, which isn't great.
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p.s., I throw a PVC here and there when exercising too.  Neither of us has died yet!
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