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A 30-year-old member asked:

How severe should i keep my heart rate while on a stationary bike to lose weight?

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Dr. Daniel Weiss
Cardiac Electrophysiology 34 years experience
80-85% of max HR: 80 - 85% of maximum heart rate, simple formula for which is 220 - your age (220-30 = 190, in your case).

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How high should I keep my heart rate on a stationary bike to lose weight?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Depends on age: 70 to 80% of a number which is 220 minus your age ; this will cause a conditioning effect, but any exercise will burn calories.
A 36-year-old member asked:

To lose weight I have to keep my heart rate high, but just how high should I keep it?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Not true: You heart rate is irrelevant. If you eat fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight, even if your heart rate is always 30! what you're thinking is that you should be active and that's true as it will help you burn more calories, but more importantly, it will keep you in the right mind set. Nonetheless, no one loses weight through increased activity, only by eating smarter and less.

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Last updated Oct 9, 2013

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