Heart Rate Reveals Risk of Sudden Death
Test May Show Heart-Rate Abnormalities in Seemingly Healthy Men
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What to Do
The American Heart Association statement on preventing heart attacks and
deaths from coronary disease recommends 30-60 minutes of moderate-intensity
activity three to four times a week in addition to lifestyle changes.
Knowing how to can
Calculating your peak (or maximum) heart rate can be done by using the
220 - Your Age = Predicted Maximum Heart Rate
Example: a 40-year-old's predicted maximum heart rate is 180.
Once you've determined your maximum heart rate you can then easily figure
out your exercise heart rate. This is 60% to 80% of your maximum heart rate
depending on the intensity of exercise. Your doctor may recommend a lower
exercise heart rate depending on your health.
So the 40-year-old with a maximum heart rate of 180 should exercise at a
heart rate between 108 and 144.