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# What is a safe heart rate when walking?

How many beats per minute and how to calculate.

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  Kath (1537) Find your max heart rate by subtracting your age from 220. To get an aerobic workout, work between 40 to 85 percent of your max heart rate. So take your resting heart rate do the math using the 40 percent as the low number and 85 percent as the high and work within that level.

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  A3JQV3WPFGSULE (191) Fifty to sixty percent of your maximum heart rate is a healthy rate for walking. Wearing a monitor is the best way to keep track of heart rate. This would be about 100 bpm for a 40 year old. There are calculators online that can help you find your bpm.

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  sonyacarlson (695) A safe heartrate would be calculated by subtracting your age from 210. That is your maximum heart rate. Then multiply it by 65% to get your walking heart rate.

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  PJ24 (220) Your maximum heart rate is often calculated as 220 minus your age in years. If, for example, you are 40 years, your maximum heart rate would be 220 - 40 = 180. It is often better to exercise at 80% of this value.

 +1 vote! +6 you voted Answer by  Vanasatchy (816) When one is walking we should know the rate of walking i. e slowly, fast or jogging. The usual method to calculate the heart rate is formula MHR=220-age then your MHR comes to be 182.

 +1 vote! +5 you voted Answer by  lonelywolf (2117) Take your age and subtract it from 220. Whatever that number is, aim for 75 to 80 percent of it. Calculate by timing your pulse for one minute.