There are certain medications that affect your heart rate, for example, the type of drugs known as beta blockers (very frequently prescribed for cases of hypertension or chest pain) lower your heart rate.
There are other medications that affect your heart rate as well, such as tranquilizers, drugs for diets and thyroid disorders, bronchodilators, etc.. Therefore, if you are taking any medications, consult your doctor prior to starting your exercise program.
You can look up other articles about hypertension in our blog.
If you’re exercising with the Sportize.me method, remember that you can always ask us to lower the level of your exercise sessions, within your personalized exercise program, by sending us a text message (valid in Spain only) or directly from your Private Area on www.sportize.me.