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What's the target heart rate during aerobic exercise?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Target

220 minus age then multiply by .
75 assuming one has no coronary artery disease.

In brief: Target

220 minus age then multiply by .
75 assuming one has no coronary artery disease.
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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