Why Does Heart Rate Increase During Exercise?

Many people asking “why does heart rate increase during exercise?”. Our body is like a machine, and like in a machine, there is some process when we do something. So here we will try to explain you this process so you can know what happening with our body when we exercise.

Why Does Heart Rate Increase During Exercise

Why does your heart rate increase during exercise

I will give you one example. When you drive your car, and you want to go faster you push speed paddle. When you do that the engine of your car works faster, clips in the engine faster going to up and down and your car use more gas so he can make that speed you want to make. Almost the same process is in our body. Our engine is our heart!

So, when you exercise your muscle need more oxygen (in car example wheels need power) so they can work properly. How they get oxygen? Oxygen in muscle come from our blood, our blood feeds them with oxygen so they can work properly.

As you can see the answer is so simple. When you exercise your heart rate increase so he can pump blood in every part of our body and feeds our muscle with oxygen.

What is the normal heart rate when I exercise?

Heart rate when we exercise depends on our age. So for older people, heart rate is lower and for younger is higher. In the table below you can see a normal heart rate when we exercise, it is sorted by ages.

Age (years) Minimum – maximum heart rate (bpm)
15 123 – 164
20 120 – 160
25 117 – 156
30 114 – 152
35 111 – 148
40 108 – 144
45 105 – 140
50 102 – 136
55 99 – 132
60 96 – 128
65 93 – 124
70 90 – 120
75 87 – 116


How can I track my heart rate when I exercise?

In these days technologies give us an opportunity so we can track our heart rate when we exercise so we can track it. You can click HERE and check some gadgets which can help you to track your heart rate when you exercise. There is a lot of gadgets on which you can track heart rate, I prefer watches, but you can check all of them on the link above.

There is another solution, you can check it manually. You just need to find aorta on your neck or hand. Then press she with your finger and count 15 seconds. Results what you get, multiply with 4 and that is your heart rate.


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