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Doctor insights on: Age Heart Rate Chart

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What should my heart rate be at my age?

What should my heart rate be at my age?

Heart rate: Resting heart rate for a normal adult is 60-80bpm, with exercise we target heart rate to age and phsyical status. ...Read more

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Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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I exceeded my maximum heart rate for my age, is this bad?

I exceeded my maximum heart rate for my age, is this bad?

No: Maximum heart rate for age is a PREDICTED heart rate and is only a guideline. When I supervise treadmill stress tests, I see people exceed their predicted max everyday. As long as you feel ok (tired and winded, of course!), it's okay. ...Read more

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I'm 41yrs of age and my heart rate is at 55. Is this something to be worried about?

I'm 41yrs of age and my heart rate is at 55. Is this something to be worried about?

Depends: If you are an athletic individual it may be that your heart rate has adjusted based on how healthy your heart muscle is. If this is not the case, you would need to see your doctor and have them consider something called a holter monitor which measures your heart rate and rhythm over a period of at least 24 hours. It would also be important to know if you have any symptoms with this low heart rat. ...Read more

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Im averaging a 100bpm heart rate. Im fairly active and 26 years of age. Should i be concerned?

Im averaging a 100bpm heart rate.  Im fairly active and 26 years of age.  Should i be concerned?

Not really: 100bpm is not considered to be very high. for a healthy athletic 26 years old male is expected to be lower than that how high your heart rate goes when you exercise? my advise is to see a cardiologist to check on your BP and your hydration status, and your blood level to r/o anemia, and you thyroid function, then determined that there is no underlying heart problem, assured your or treat you. ...Read more

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When exercising one identifies a heart rate which is 100%, depending on age. 100% of what? (i refer to the 220-age formula for 100% heart rate.)

When exercising one identifies a heart rate which is 100%, depending on age.  100% of what?  (i refer to the 220-age formula for 100% heart rate.)

Of predicted: Certain numbers have been determined to be maximal heart based on age. The heart can actually go faster than these numbers but it has been determined that higher rates are detrimental. If you are exercising and you heart rate reaches that predicted number, then you have reached 100%. It is recommended that you keep your heart rate at 80-90% during exercise. ...Read more

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Is there a heart rate calculator where you can wnter weight and age?

Is there a heart rate calculator where you can wnter weight and age?

Yes: There are standard tables for men and women, indicating the expected maximum heart rates at different ages, that would occur on exercise. You can easily find them on line. Weight is not a factor because different people can have different weights and get the same maximum heart rate on execise. ...Read more

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What is acceptable heart rate range while walking and while exercising? Does 220-age formula really work?

Heart rate: Yes the formula is a rough idea of optimum heart rate for exercise. Make sure u are cleared by your doctor first before strenuous exercise if you have any cardiac problems. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 51 considered healthy or to low for a 76 year old man? And what would be the normal range for that age?

It depends : If you feel well then rate is normal. Some meds like beta blockers or calcium channel blockers lower heart rate. Endurance athletes also have low heart rate. If you feel tired and weak or light headed, definitely see your doctor. ...Read more

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