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You can exercise with AFib, and it may even help your heart

You can exercise with AFib, or atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats quickly and irregularly. Regular moderate exercise is generally considered safe and effective for treating AFib patients and managing the symptoms. However, intense exercise may carry an increased risk for those with AFib, and you should talk […]
You can exercise with AFib, and it may even help your heart
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How to lower your heart rate from anxiety, or a panic attack

You can lower your heart rate from anxiety with regular exercise, deep breathing techniques, and mindfulness meditation. Anixety can raise your heart rate over time and is associated with a higher risk of heart disease. A panic attack often comes with a very high heart rate, and may even feel […]
How to lower your heart rate from anxiety, or a panic attack
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What is heart rate variability? How to measure HRV and what it means

Heart rate variability measures the variance in time between each heartbeat. Research has found that a lower HRV is associated with anxiety disorders and earlier death from heart diseases, while a higher HRV may indicate better cardiovascular fitness and greater resilience to stress. However, HRV is a highly-specific measurement and […]
What is heart rate variability? How to measure HRV and what it means
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How to lower your heart rate over time and in the moment

If your resting heart rate is near or above 100 beats per minute, you might want to consider ways to get it down. Some of the best ways to lower your heart rate include exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, and quitting smoking. If your high resting heart rate is […]
How to lower your heart rate over time and in the moment
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What is bradycardia? How to know if your heart rate is too low

Bradycardia is when your resting heart rate is slower than normal. Well-trained athletes can have a resting heart rate as low as 40 or 50 bpm, and when caused by exercise, bradycardia is considered healthy. However, for others with a resting heart rate this low, bradycardia can be dangerous and […]
What is bradycardia? How to know if your heart rate is too low
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What is tachycardia, and when a high heart rate is dangerous

Tachycardia is when your heart rate is faster than normal. Sinus tachycardia is a normal increase in heart rate, like when you’re exercising, and it is not generally considered dangerous. Other types of tachycardia, like atrial fibrillation, cause a prolonged or recurring high resting heart rate – these types are […]
What is tachycardia, and when a high heart rate is dangerous