Re: what should my blood pressure be during exercise
Hello Quirkyclown . . . I am have been exercising seriously for the last 3 years (I am a 50 year old female, lost 35 pounds and significantly decreased body fat). My rule of thumb is if I'm feeling bad, then I need to immediately back off on the exercise (in other words, listen to your body). In case you aren't aware, for cardio the guideline is you exercise at 80% of your max heart rate. So, the formula: take the number 220 - your age equals whatever number, then that number times 80%. So, if you were 30 years old, it's 220 - 30 = 190; 190 X .80 = 152. Your effective exercising cardio rate should be 152, If you got up around 180ish, that may be why you felt nauseous and got a headache. You may want to double check this above formula with a trainer . . . it's always a good idea to double check whatever anyone tells you.