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What is the healthy heart rate for a 45 year old man, 5ft, 10 inches, 220 pounds. Starting to excercise and don't know how high my heart rate should go?
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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine
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In brief: Get checked
Before beginning an exercise program, you should visit your family doctor and have your cardiac risk evaluated.
If indicated, a exercise treadmill should be done.

In brief: Get checked
Before beginning an exercise program, you should visit your family doctor and have your cardiac risk evaluated.
If indicated, a exercise treadmill should be done.
Dr. Martin Linder
Dr. Martin Linder
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Dr. Steven Higgins
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: 175
If you are not on a medicine that slows your heart, like a beta-blocker, there is a very simple formula.
220 - your age. For age 45, that is 175 that will give you your peak heart rate with heavy exertion, like running fast. However, to train for conditioning or weight loss, aim for keeping your hr at 70% of that number or 123 bpm. The usual common sense disclosures apply: see a doctor if you hav.

In brief: 175
If you are not on a medicine that slows your heart, like a beta-blocker, there is a very simple formula.
220 - your age. For age 45, that is 175 that will give you your peak heart rate with heavy exertion, like running fast. However, to train for conditioning or weight loss, aim for keeping your hr at 70% of that number or 123 bpm. The usual common sense disclosures apply: see a doctor if you hav.
Dr. Steven Higgins
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