Q: If your blood pressure is normal, how high could it go during exercise and what would be a dangerous number. Also with high blood pressure numbers normally, what would be a dangerous number during hard exercise?
A: Blood pressure should stay within the normal range during exercise. Heart rate is what is typically used to determine an exercise goal. You want to exercise enough to get a good workout, but not so much that you put your heart at risk.
To calculate a target heart rate based simply on age take a look at this chart created by the American Heart Association and READ MORE here about Target Heart Rates.
|AGE||TARGET HR ZONE 50-85%||AVERAGE Max. HEART RATE, 100%|
|20 years||100-170 beats per minute||200 beats per minute|
|30 years||95-162 beats per minute||190 beats per minute|
|35 years||93-157 beats per minute||185 beats per minute|
|40 years||90-153 beats per minute||180 beats per minute|
|45 years||88-149 beats per minute||175 beats per minute|
|50 years||85-145 beats per minute||170 beats per minute|
|55 years||83-140 beats per minute||165 beats per minute|
|60 years||80-136 beats per minute||160 beats per minute|
|65 years||78-132 beats per minute||155 beats per minute|
|70 years||75-128 beats per minute||150 beats per minute|