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I am a 30-year-old female. Is it normal to have a heart rate of 168-169 during exercise?

Your estimated max heart rate is 190 bpm (220 minus your age). A heart rate of 168-169 is about 88 percent of your maximum. Yes, it’s perfectly normal and healthy to raise your heart rate to 170 bpm during exercise.

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