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A 43-year-old member asked:

Would doing aerobic exercises above my target heart rate be better than at it?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
Not necessarily: Consistently dong exercise above your thr rate means you may bumping up against your maximal health rate. The thr is a safe and good level to exercise at without any risk to your heart.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

What's the target heart rate during aerobic exercise?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Usual formula: Assuming you're in generally good health, the usual formula used is 80% of your age-determined maximum predicted heart rate. A good rule of thumb for determining your mphr is 220 minus your age. For example, if you're 40, your target heart rate would be 144 (220-40=180), then, (180 x 0.8=144). Go for it!
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A 27-year-old member asked:

How can I find out what my target heart rate is?

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Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
(220 - age) x 0.80: Your maximum heart rate is roughly calculated as 220 minus your age. This is the upper limit of what your cardiovascular system can handle during physical activity. Because this is an estimate, your number can vary by as much as 15-20 beats a minute (above or below). For rigorous exercise, aim for 70-85% of your maximum heart rate. Medications can alter this heart rate (i.e. Beta blockers).
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you know your target heart rate?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 years experience
See Below: A common formula for calculating target heart rate is 220 minus age x 0.85.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is a target heart rate range?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Target heart rate: It is a range of heart rates we expect to produce an outcome we expect. For instance training effect in runners, or information about ischemia in an exercise ecg test. Target heart range is NOT a place where executioners practice shooting to hit someone in the heart.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
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Apr 1, 2015
Last updated Jul 16, 2012

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