This calculator will help you figure out your "target heart rate" for exercise. Simply fill in your resting heart rate
, and your age
and click "Convert".
What is your resting heart rate
? It is simply the number of beats per minute while your body is at rest. You should calculate this in the morning, immediately after waking up. Otherwise your heart rate will naturally rise as you become active. An easy way to do this is count your pulse for 15 seconds and then multiply by 4, or count for 30 seconds and multiply by two.