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What is the heart rate you should maintain during exercise to obtain fitness health benefits?

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Dr. John Norris
Cardiac Electrophysiology 35 years experience
Depends on your age: The "target" heart rate during exercise is different for people of different ages. A typical range from 70 to 85% of the age-predicted maximum heart rate is generally considered to be optimal. For a 32 year-old, the range would be 130 to 160 beats per minute.

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Last updated Aug 5, 2015

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