Target Heart Rate Calculator

By J.G. M.D. Lambert 
April 24, 2014

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. This calculator uses the age-based method to determine your target heart rate.

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


May 28, 2013

Reviewed By:

Foster, Sara, RN, MPH, MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician