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12/16/17 10:58 P

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I_ROBOT, Great information about the better the shape the lower the heart rate because it doesn't have to work as hard (hope that's the right way to understand it). Sounds like you are in great shape! Thank you!

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12/16/17 10:57 P

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ZRIE014, 12 mile pace at a walk? That sounds really fast. Wow! Thank you!

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12/14/17 8:09 P

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For me, it depends on the treadmill angle or incline and jogging speed.

At flat, zero incline, walking 3MPH, I'm around 80 to 90 BPM according to my Polar HRM. I have to jog at 5 MPH with incline set for 2 to 5 degrees before my heart rate hits around 150 or above.

I'm age 62 and bounce between 145 and 150 pounds.
I walk on treadmill almost everyday unless I'm not feeling good, then I take a break.

I have to run at 6 or 7 MPH to get past 150 or so for heart rate.

So, a lot depends on what you weigh now, and how fit you are already.
The stronger your heart becomes, typically, the harder you have to workout to raise your hear rate. There are plenty of online websites that confirm this.

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12/14/17 12:44 A

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i checked my heart rate during my 1 hr walk on the treadmill at about 12 mi pace. it was 146.

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12/13/17 9:56 P

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Thank you both. The article is helpful. emoticon



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12/13/17 3:06 P

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Of course, if you're concerned the best person to ask is your doctor. There are a number of ways to measure the intensity of your workout and heart rate is just one of them. Here's a link to a few more:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
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Hope that helps,

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12/13/17 1:38 P

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That is a question you need to ask your doctor.

I am older than you, and my HR goes even higher, but I found it was my normal - after various tests confirmed that my heart was fine.

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12/13/17 11:46 A

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Question: I decided to get back into exercising and eating healthy... little bit of a hiatus emoticon (I realize that is not great; but I've been in decent shape in the recent past). I walked yesterday for 30 minutes and then today I got on the treadmill and walked 10 minutes and did minute intervals of jogging at 4.2 mph and then walked at 3.5 mph. It was difficult but not too difficult and I didn't feel really out of breath during the 10 minutes, but my heart rate was up to 155. Does this sound to high for a 50 year old woman just starting exercise again? Wasn't sure if I should slow down or if this is ok. The heart rate formulas show this is about maximum for a 50 year old... but i wasn't even out of breath. Thank you!! emoticon



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