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    My bmi is 26.7 and it's definitely not muscle. I want to go to the gym but my resting heart rate is usually around 120 beats per minute. The past 3 times I've. seen doctors they brushed it off as unimportant, though I'm concerned and so have been the nurses taking it.

    I don't really eat much but I am on medication which has weight gain as a side effect so it's difficult to lose weight.

    Anyone nknow if there might be problems with exercising with such a high heart rate? I don't want a heart attack. What else could I do to lose weight?

    Thanks for reading.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    My bmi is 26.7 and it's definitely not muscle. I want to go to the gym but my resting heart rate is usually around 120 beats per minute. The past 3 times I've. seen doctors they brushed it off as unimportant, though I'm concerned and so have been the nurses taking it.

    I don't really eat much but I am on medication which has weight gain as a side effect so it's difficult to lose weight.

    Anyone nknow if there might be problems with exercising with such a high heart rate? I don't want a heart attack. What else could I do to lose weight?

    Thanks for reading.
    Types of less strenuous exercise like swimming or yoga should be better for heart issues. You might be better off discussing all your concerns with your doctor first since it is to do with meds and stuff just so you have a bit of a better idea.

    I'd ask about trying to loose weight despite it being to do with your meds. Would it be possible to try a different medication that may not have the same effect even?

    Also, Is your heartrate a concern, is there anything you can do to reduce it, and is it okay to exercise with it?

    If your doctor is not concerned then it should be okay, but you want more info so just ask them to explain why it is okay and things. It might make you feel better to see a different doctor so you have a second opinion about it.
 
 
 
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