Heart Rate Spikes
I'm a 21 yr old Female. When I'm walking up stairs, my heart rate spikes! I don't hold my breath, I've even made sure I walk up stairs while doing deep breathing. At the gym, my heart rate starts out at 129. Then it easily goes up to 173 at a jog on the crosstrainer/elliptical. I've tried slowing my breathing, but it doesn't move my heart rate down. I feel like something is wrong with me when a guy my own age is running on the cross trainer at 8 mph with a heart rate of like 150, and I'm going 5.7 mph and my ehart rate is 173, and I'm only on level 3!!!!! it goes up to level 20!!! Is something wrong with me?