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A 60-year-old male asked:

does everyone age 55+ who walks fast for exercise and who are in good general health with no known heart problems need to know their max heart rate?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No but: Your maximum predicted heart rate for your age is 160. 85% of that is 136 and that would be a good workout target for you.

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Last updated Jun 16, 2014

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