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August 18, 2010 • Fitness, Healthy Living, Heart Health

Women's Health – Calculating Max. Heart Rate

I am a huge advocate of monitoring heart rate during exercise to optimize health, safety and fitness and for the first time a landmark report has determined what calculation can accurately give women their “peak heart rate.”

Instead of the traditional 220 minus your age, the new formula is 206 minus 88% of your age.  For a 50 year old woman, that is 8 beats less than the old formula calculation.  For those of you like me who work out with a heart rate monitor – we have been going at it harder than we had too!  (Circulation, June 2010)

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