BY TEAM FOURTH FRONTIER DESK
An abnormal heartbeat, or arrhythmia, can have a variety of causes and reveal a lot about your heart health.
A dangerous heart rate during exercise is one that is too high or too low. It's important to monitor your heart rate during exercise to ensure that it stays within a safe range.
A dangerous heart rate is a heart rate that exceeds your maximum predicted heart rate (220 minus your age). (Source: hopkinsmedicine.org)
So, if you are aged 40, a heart rate of fewer than 90 bpm or above 135 bpm is considered to be a dangerous heart rate.
The condition of a too-high heart rate is known as tachycardia. It can be a sign of an overactive thyroid or a heart condition. So, at this point, you should stop exercising and seek medical help.
Bradycardia is a condition of a too-low heart rate. It can arise due to a problem in the heart’s electrical system, or by taking certain medications. In this case, you should stop exercising and call for medical help.
If your exercising intensity leads to symptoms like chest pain or discomfort, you should stop until you feel better and seek medical help if the condition doesn’t get better.
Make the best use of technology to check your heart rate with a heart rate monitor.
Depending on your age, fitness level, and underlying health conditions, your safe heart rate range varies so, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider to know your target heart rate.