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This question is about recovery heart rate. At complete rest

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This question is about recovery heart rate.
At complete rest my heart rate is around 60..... when i exercise hard, such as a basketball game that lasts an hour, it seems to take a long time to get back to this. It comes down from where the exercise level is like 150, but stays around 80 for sometimes 3 hours or so. When i take my blood pressure at this time, its perfect, but the heart rate seems higher than normal for being at rest.
is this anything to be worries about or is it just becuase of high levels of exercise?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 6 years ago.


Thanks for your question.

Its absolutely normal to have an increased heart rate with exercise , so that pattern you have decribed is absolutely normal. There is no need to worry, this is how the things go on with exercise. Heart rate varies but in normal person blood pressure remains normally regulated in normal people and so is in your case.

So just relax.

I hope this heps you. Its always great to help you.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
but why does it not come back to resting levels for a long time? is that ok?
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 6 years ago.
Heart rate from 60 to 80 even upto 90 is considered normal. So anything in this range is normal.