Calculate your target heart rate and maximum heart rate based on your age and fitness with the heart rate calculator. Simply enter your age and specify your level of fitness to calculate your target heart rate.

Maximum heart rate is calculated by the equation:

  • 217 – (age * 0.85) [from Miller et al; 1993]

Target heart rate allows you to determine the heart rate target you should set for an effective cardiovascular workout. Physical activity and exercise is encouraged to help lower the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Most cardiovascular gym equipment will have sensors to measure your heart rate. If not, you can measure your pulse with a heart rate monitor.

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