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Here we have shown estimated target heart rates (THR) & maximum heart rate (MHR) for different ages. In the age category closest to yours, read across to find your target heart rate. Your maximum heart rate is about 220 minus your age. The figures are averages, so use them as general guidelines.

Following is the Target HR Zone (THR) 50-85% & Average Maximum Heart Rate (MHR), 100%Important for various age groups.

Years THR (beats/minute) MHR (beats/minute)
20 100-170 200
30 95-162 190
35 93-157 185
40 90-153 180
45 88-149 175
50 85-145 170
55 83-140 165
60 80-136 160
65 78-132 155
70 75-128 150

Note: A few high blood pressure medications lower the maximum heart rate and thus the target zone rate. If you’re taking such medicine, call your physician to find out if you need to use a lower target heart rate.

So what’s in a number?
If your target heart rate is too high, you’re straining. So slow down. If it’s too low, and the intensity feels “light” or “moderate/brisk,” push yourself to exercise a little harder. During the first few weeks of working out, aim for the lowest part of your target zone (50 percent). Then, gradually build up to the higher part (85 percent). After six months or more, you may be able to exercise comfortably at up to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate. But you don’t have to exercise that hard to stay in shape.

NOTE: All the values of the calculators mentioned on website of DR MAHESH KUMARS MEDICAL INSTITUE PVT LTD are approximate and may not be exact always. Hence DR MAHESH KUMARS MEDICAL INSTITUE PVT LTD advices to all the visitors to consult your physician/doctor for any queries, doubts etc. on these calculators.

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