Exercise: Did It!

Did it! I walked 4.86 miles this morning, and it felt great. At one point, I started running but stopped immediately when the HR got above 176. I felt winded.

Average HR 160; maximum HR 179
I was in zone 5 for only 77% of the walk.
Post-exercise BP 1o8/91; HR 118

While walking, I did the following reel. Unfortunately, there is no audio. If you want to view the reel with audio, check it out on my instagram.

I did my exercise. What exercise did you do today?


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

2 thoughts on “Exercise: Did It!

  1. Happy August already, Angela.

    You’re doing your own thing, and good for you!

    Do you subscribe to Runner’s World magazine? This snippet from a featured item in the current issue may be too much of a snippet to make a lot of contextual sense, but…a friend copied-and-pasted it to me in personal awe and disbelief immediately shared by me: “…(the professional personal trainer) says he works with one athlete who can hold an astounding 190 beats per minute for hours.” Nothing about age, sex, years of running, consistency of running x days per week/month/year, general health, etc. But gimme a break: 190 bpm = more than 3 beats PER SECOND…FOR HOURS, YET??!

    This demonstrates to me that we are all individuals within our wonderful bodies and must seek our own comfort, fitness levels, and balanced health.

    Cheers! (Bob)

    1. Gm Bob. I don’t subscribe. The trainer is not wrong if the trainee is young and fit. However, in older adults a HR of 190 for hours is dangerous. To determine a person’s maximum HR, subtract 220 from their age. Target HR during exercise is dependent on intensity of exercise and is a percentage of the maximum HR. I agree with you to put that HR out there without context—age, fitness level—is not good.

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