Cardiomuscular recovery refers to the speed at which your heart returns to resting rate following exercise. The quicker your heart is able to return to its normal pace, the better your aerobic conditioning and overall heart health. Measuring your heart rate during exercise and then again one minute after your workout is completed provides a good insight into your cardiovascular fitness and heart health. URL : www.pd.com.au
How long does it take for your cardiovascular system to recover?
Heart rate recovery is a simple measurement that can be taken by measuring your pulse with either the index and middle finger on the outside of your wrist or by placing the other two fingers on the radial artery in the inside of your arm. Take your pulse for a minute, then subtract your peak heart rate during your workout from the recovery heart rate to determine how quickly your heart returned to its normal resting pace. The faster this happened, the higher your Cardio Recovery number.
The heart-rate response during exercise and the recovery period are a dynamic state influenced by complex interplay between the sympathetic nervous system (activating the “fight or flight” responses) and the parasympathetic nervous system (deactivating the “rest and digest” activities). Abnormally low Heart Rate Recovery has been shown to be a strong predictor of mortality in one of the most highly cited studies from Cole, Blackstone, Pashkow and Snader.
Cardiac rehabilitation programs are often available in hospitals, but they can also be accessed as part of a community or private program. Typically, a multidisciplinary team will consist of a physician, an exercise physiologist, nurses, occupational and physical therapists and a dietitian. Your rehabilitation team will help you develop an exercise program and provide education on healthy eating habits to support your recovery from a heart attack or other cardiac event.