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While the normal resting heart rate is 60 to 80 beats per minute, according to the American Heart Association, heart rate during exercise is measured in relationship to the target heart rate, rather than to any average. ... More »

Depending on your goals, you should try to reach between 60 and 85 percent of your maximum heart rate for weight loss, according to WebMD. Maximum heart rates vary according to the individual, but you can determine your ... More »

As soon as a person begins to exercise, the heart begins beating more rapidly in an effort to pump oxygen-containing blood to the muscles. In order to contract, which they must during exercise, muscles require more oxyge... More »

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It is important to check the heart rate while exercising because when the heart rate is too high, a person is overworking the body and the heart, but if the heart rate is too low, the person is not getting in a quality w... More »

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According to the equation provided by HPMC Occupational Medical Services, the target heart rate during aerobic exercise for a 49-year-old adult should be between 111 and 145 beats per minute. At this rate, the heart work... More »

Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 millimeters of mercury, or mmHg, while a normal average resting heart rate is between 60 to 100 beats per minute, according to the American Heart Association. In trained athletes... More »