Target Heart Rate Calculator

Your target heart rate is the range at which exercise is considered safe and effective. It is a percentage of what your maximum heart rate should be. This calculator uses the age-based method to figure out your target heart rate for how hard you exercise. Medium-intensity aerobic exercise includes activities such as walking fast, yard work, or doing water aerobics. High-intensity aerobic exercise includes activities such as running, cycling, and swimming laps.

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This tool does not replace the advice of a healthcare provider.

Online Medical Reviewer: Kang, Steven, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Wojcik, Stacey, MBA, BSN, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2023
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