WARNING: The values in the tables below are calculated using math equations from here. The information and calculated values listed below are for reference only. You need to visit your doctor to get proper advice about your heart rate.
Resting Heart Rate
The best time to measure your resting heart rate is when you wake up in the morning and before you get out of bed.
Maximum Heart RateIf you do not know your maximum heart rate then you can use a calculation to predict it based on your age or your gender and age.
The first method multiplies 0.7 to your age and subtracts the result from 208.
Max Heart Rate = 208 - (0.7 x Age)
The second method subtracts your age from 226 for females or 220 for males.
Female Max Heart Rate = 226 - Age
Male Max Heart Rate = 220 - Age
|Heart Rate Reserve||Max HR - Resting HR|
|Safety Heart Rate||60% of Max HR|
|Max VO2 Heart Rate||95% of Max HR|
|Ideal For||Benefit Desired||Intensity Level|
(% of Max HR)
|Light Exercise||Maintain Healthy Heart/Get Fit||50% - 60%|
|Weight Management||Lose Weight / Burn Fat||60% - 70%|
|Aerobic Base Building||Increase Stamina Aerobic Endurance||70% - 80%|
|Optimal Conditioning||Maintain Excellent Fitness Condition||80% - 90%|
|Elite Athlete||Maintain Superb Athletic Condition||90% - 100%|