Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

157 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Does working out lower your resting heart rate?

how long does it take to lower it
Mon, 16 Aug 2010
Report Abuse
  User's Response
's  Response
if you work out, you can eventually lower your resting heart rate after your body has become healthy. Your blood vessels and arteries and such get clogged, no matter how old you are. The heart needs to pump faster to overcome the friction forces caused by hardened blood vessels. Your overall goal should be to start working out about everyday and get to a healthy weight if you are not already there. Eventually your resting heart rate will lower, but it wont happen overnight! And it will never happen if you eat crap foods!
  User's Response
whitestar119's  Response
Is it possible it can happen in a month with the following cardio workout.

60 minute a day, 7 days a week.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I am 37 and have alot of anxiety problems. My resting heart rate is 85-100 bpm. I stopped working out about a year and a half ago and just started again 4 days ago. I did just have a stress test, ekg, and echo and all normal. How long should it take for my resting heart rate to lower itself naturally with working out everyday? I don t want to take the beta blocker.

doctor1 MD

I am a 19 year old female in decent shape. I usually work out 2-3 times a week. My resting heart rate is usually between 90-96. Is this too high? Could it have bad effects on my heart long term?

doctor1 MD

Hi,I ve been weight training and wearing a heart rate monitor (made by Polar). I rest about 90seconds in between sets and perform about 8-12 reps. It says my average heart rate is 127 for an hour work-out. My max was apparently 208. I didn t feel dizzy or exhausted or anything like that. I actually felt fine. I am 28 years old and I smoke.