Is it bad that my heart rate drops very fast after exercise? I have been exercising over the past week or so and have noticed that I can get my rate up rather quickly, (of course, since I'm not in the best shape and ~15 lbs overweight) but then as soon as I stop exercising, it drops back down and even faster to around 60 bpm. It also skips beats and is very irregular in pattern. I had a severe episode of bradycardia once (last year) while giving birth and was in the ICU for a few days. I was followed by my cardiologist for months after, but he didn't seem to think I had anything wrong with me and that it was just the epidural. I am 30 years old and don't have any other health problems and I'm not on any medication. Please help
I don't know what you mean by "drops fast", but I do like to read 60 bpm for a rest HR, that's a great number.
In my past, stronger years, best I can remember going on a run it took no more than a couple of minutes to "warm up" with a fast walk or slow jog, to go from 60 to 120 bpm. Then when I started to run, for me that was 10 minute miles, it was only another few minutes that I had to watch that I didn't go over 150 bpm. Those are just my past numbers, but I can say I didn't and don't consider that rate of rise to be anything but normal.
I don't have any real recollection on slowing down, but I believe my HR would come down at about the same rate given I did a cool down of slow jogging and then walking over a few minutes of time.
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