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Watching your heart rate helps keep exercise safe and effective. Your target heart rate is a range of beats per minute that you can use to monitor the intensity of your workouts. Staying within your range will help you get the most out of your exercise program while making sure you stay out of harm’s way.

Enter your age, click calculate and get your target heart rate.

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Your Target Heart Rate:
beats per minute during physical activity
beats 10 secs
beats 30 secs
beats 60 secs
About your results

Your target heart rate (THR) is between beats per minute. You can monitor your THR by taking your pulse periodically during exercise.

Working out within your THR range will help you control your pacing, exercise safely and get the maximum fitness benefits from your workout. If you're just starting to become active, then try to stay at the low end of your THR. As you progress, you can gradually build to the higher numbers in your range.

These figures are averages, so use them as general guidelines. It's always best to talk with your doctor about your specific exercise program.

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The results of your target heart rate are approximant guidelines. For an exact measurement, you need to consult with a health professional. A few high blood pressure medications lower your maximum heart rate and target heart rate. If you’re taking such medicine, speak with your physician for help determining your target heart rate. This tool has been reviewed by medical experts and is intended for general educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical advice. The information in this tool should not be relied upon to make decisions about your health. Always consult your doctor with questions about your individual condition(s) and/or circumstances.

Vorvick , Linda. “Exercise and heart rate” Medline Plus. 3/1/2009. National Institutes of Health. March 8, 2010.

“Target Heart Rates.” American Heart Association. 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2010.