• Robert Rubendall Robert Rubendall
    March 23, 2009
    Resting heart rate 104-106: okay to go walking?
    Robert Rubendall Robert Rubendall
    March 23, 2009

    I have recently had a heart cath and have been put on metoprolol succinate to slow my heart rate. My blood pressure and cholesterol are fine, but a stress test and echocardiogram showed a weak heart and an irregular heart rhythm. My resting heart rate is 104-106, and I generally feel pretty lousy. I am wondering if it is safe to start walking?

    READ MORE

FROM OUR EXPERTS

  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    March 23, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    March 23, 2009

    Hi Robert,


    It is normal for an adult resting heart rate to be between 60-100 beats per minute. Typically, the more fit you are the lower your heart rate, so it is important that you begin an exercise routine. However, you'll need to consult your physician to determine when it's safe for you to start walking.


    All the best,
    Lisa Nelson RD
    Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight

    • Tigger
      December 03, 2010
      Tigger
      December 03, 2010

      my heart beat is on 106ish average. last 3 days ive been very dizzy and my eyes can focus. went to docs and he said that my temp is right and my blood pressure is fine. im not unfit and im only slightly over weight acording to wii fit. and reason for this? 

      READ MORE

FROM OUR COMMUNITY

You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.