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      Check with your doctor to find out what type of exercise plan would be best for you, given your beta blockers. However, below I’ve listed out some general philosopies for good exercise for healthy people. I learned these through a lot of reading, however, you should probably do some reading and talking to your doctor to find out what works best for you. I’ve learned a lot through fitness magazines on the newsstand — there are a couple of really good ones, but I don’t know whether we’re allowed to mention names.

      Be careful when you exercise that you don’t overdo it. Good exercise is not just a matter of getting your heart rate up. I think the general consensus is that your training heart range should be 70-85% of your maximum heart rate (don’t know what the range would be for someone with heart problems). Your maximum heart rate is equal to 220 minus your age. So for example, if you’re 35 years old, your maximum heart rate is 185. Your training range (70-85% of max) would be 129 – 157 beats per minute. Try to sustain that rate for at least 20 minutes, but if you get winded stop. If you’ve had problems with your heart, it might be worthwhile to invest in a heart rate monitor that you can strap on while exercising to monitor your heart rate.

      This is for aerobic exercise, which will help lose fat.

      To build muscle, you need to work out with weights. You don’t need to do it at an aerobic heart rate. 3 sets of 15 repititions at a light weight will build muscle, if you keep it up (3 days a week — usually allow a day in between workouts to recover.)

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        Hi Wanda!

        Yes, graves/and or hyperthyroidsim does affect your

        I opted not to take my beta blockers because they
        made me very sick. Because of that my heart is
        in the 120s or so and I’m not to exercise. Either
        way my fam. prac. told me not to exercise until
        I have my blood in the normal ranges because my
        muscles won’t get the protein they need anyway.
        Hope that helps!


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          HI All
          Its me again<sigh>. The beta blockers have my heart rate between 60 and 80 during the course of a day. Why is it that I’m still so shaky and whats going on with my muscles? I’m afraid the only thing I know about metabolism is that when you are dieting and exercising you want it really revved. Well I got that in spades. From what I undestood getting the heart rate up from exercise and buildng muscle mass gets the metabolism going. So what is going on with my muscles? Are they dying. I feel so weak and shaky.

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