Question by  rihu (32)

How do you determine what your maximum heart rate should be?


Answer by  jh80 (17)

The most accurate way to determine your maximum heart rate is to have a doctor administer a cardiac stress test. However, a reasonable approximation is to subtract your age from 220. For example, if you are 35 years old, 220 minus 35 gives you a maximum heart rate of 185.


Answer by  Jonah14 (640)

There are several tests you can take, the most accurate of which is probably the treadmill test. Only take it under supervised conditions.


Answer by  Rosy95 (18)

A popular estimation is 220-your age= maximum heart rate. There are also less popular formulas. A cardiologist can give you a stress test to determine the exact maximum heart rate.


Answer by  Jelly69 (163)

There is no set maximum heart rate. There are only safe operational rates. That is broken down per age. A heart rate can average as low as 60 and as high as 80 for a resting adult. During medical emergencies an adult heart rate can exceed 200 beats per minute. Although this is unsafe, it is possible.


Answer by  lonelywolf (2117)

A lot depends on factors such as how healthy you are. If you are in good shape and do lots of cardiovascular exercise, your number will be higher. If you are very sick or out of shape, your number will be lower. However, a good "rule of thumb" is to subtract your age from 220.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

Determine your normal exercise rate, and calculate your average heart rate during exercise. Try not to go above this rate throughout the day.

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