Target Heart Rate Calculator

Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity—running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise—is considered safe and effective. It is a percentage of what your maximum heart rate should be. The more fit you are, the higher the percentage can go.

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Exercise and Your Heart: A Guide to Physical Activity. National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. 1993. Page 6. Accessed at: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Ekelund U, Poortvliet E, Yngve A, Hurtig-Wennlov A, Nilsson A, Sjostrom M. ”Heart rate as an indicator of the intensity of physical activity in human adolescents.” Eur J Appl Physiol Vol. 85. Aug. 2001:244-9.

Pizzorno: Textbook of Natural Medicine, 2nd ed., Copyright © 1999 Churchill Livingstone, Inc. pg 304.

This calculator is not intended to replace the evaluation of a healthcare professional.

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