A member asked:

What is a healthy heart rate while exercising? mine reaches between 174 and 195.

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. David Shenouda answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Target heart rates during exercise varies based on age. Your heart rate is fine for your age (18). Keep exercising ;).

Answered Jan 17, 2014


Dr. Dustin Colegrove answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

a little bit. 100-170 beats per minute is approximately 50-85% of your maximal heart rate (known as target heart rate). Your maximum heart rate is calculated by 220 minus your age which it looks like you are close to reaching when you are exercising which means you are probably pushing a little too hard.

Answered Aug 3, 2014



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