Our team of medical experts are ready to help

Your questions answered


Geoffrey asked...

Tags: exercise , heart

What is the recommended age-related maximum exercise heart rate please?

  • mother-thermometer-doctor-at-hand

    Do you need to see a GP ASAP?

     

    Would you like to speak with a doctor by video or phone at a time that suits you?

    Our Doctor@Hand service, delivered by Doctor Care Anywhere, is available on a pay-as-you-go basis with prices starting at just £60 per consultation*.

    Quote AXA20 to receive a 20% discount. (* Prices subject to change.)

The Answer

The heart rate during moderate exercise is about 50-69% of your maximum heart rate, whereas heart rate during hard physical exercise is about 70% to 90% of the maximum heart rate. These are only guidelines and your physical fitness will play a major part in this. Other medical conditions can impact on your tolerance of a higher heart rate and certain medications will lower your heart rate as part of the desired medicinal effect. If you do have a heart condition or other medical conditions do consult your doctor before embarking on a new exercise regime. Hopefully this will help you,

The figures on the below link are averages, so use them as general guidelines.

Click here to find out more.

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.

 

You may also be interested in...

Exercise to bring down your blood pressure

Keeping your heart healthy

Heart fitness

Newsletter sign up


Sign up to our monthly newsletter, Better Health, to receive our latest health and wellbeing updates.


Sign up to newsletter