Your maximum heart rate is the greatest number of times your heart can beat in one minute, and you are born with it. Your maximum heart rate does not change unless you are sedentary.
Your maximum heart rate does not reflect your fitness level or how ‘in shape’ you are. For example, a high maximum heart rate does not mean that you have a high level of fitness.
You can estimate your maximum heart rate with the equation: 220 – age =
This calculation provides an estimate of your maximum heart rate and may vary by up to 10-12 beats per minute.
Medication for heart conditions, cholesterol, high blood pressure, anxiety, and other conditions may alter your heart rate. Check with your doctor to see if any medication you take affects your heart rate.Source:
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