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How can I find out what my target heart rate is?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: On a stress test

It's 0.86x(220-age).

In brief: On a stress test

It's 0.86x(220-age).
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: (220 - age) x 0.80

Your maximum heart rate is roughly calculated as 220 minus your age.
This is the upper limit of what your cardiovascular system can handle during physical activity. Because this is an estimate, your number can vary by as much as 15-20 beats a minute (above or below). For rigorous exercise, aim for 70-85% of your maximum heart rate. Medications can alter this heart rate (i.e. Beta blockers).

In brief: (220 - age) x 0.80

Your maximum heart rate is roughly calculated as 220 minus your age.
This is the upper limit of what your cardiovascular system can handle during physical activity. Because this is an estimate, your number can vary by as much as 15-20 beats a minute (above or below). For rigorous exercise, aim for 70-85% of your maximum heart rate. Medications can alter this heart rate (i.e. Beta blockers).
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Dr. Cassandra Lee
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