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Question by  dragonfire98753 (18)

# How do you calculate your target heart rate for exercising?

Also, if you could tell me maximum rates.

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  mesh (351) Your target heart rate depends on your age, sex and weight. If you are over weight, your maximum allowable heart rate will be much less than someone who is of ideal weight. 130-160 is a good target. Above 200 beats per minute is starting to be in the unhealthy range.

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  Michele13 (1188) If you're young,it is usually your age times two.If you are say,over 50,it's your age plus ten or twenty.The maximum would vary according to blood pressure and other factors.

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  jamyah24 (110) The best way to tell if you need to increase the intensity of your workout is to keep track of your target heart rate. First calculate 220 minus your age which gives your maximum heart rate.Multiply by heart-rate percentage( 6.75 or.85 ) for range. Body burns fat best at 75%.

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  bong (44) We should exercise to attain between 65% and 75% of our maximum heart rate. A simple rule of thumb for this measurement is to subtract your age from 220 and multiply that figure by 65% and 75%. For a woman 30 years of age that would be a range of 123-142 BPM.(220-30=190 m.H.R. X 65% and 75%=123-142 training rate.

 +1 vote! +5 you voted Answer by  christine16 (7) Max heart rate would be 220-your age Take the number calculated above and multiply by .60 and by .80 this gives lower &upper target heart rate limits

 +1 vote! +5 you voted Answer by  RCishollywood (190) There is two ways of findout out ur target heart rate. The easy way is to find out your heart meaximum (220-your age) and stay between 75 and 85 percent of it.