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# How Many Calories Are Burned if Heart Rate is 130 for 60 Minutes?

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Patrick Hutchison
Patrick Hutchison has been doing freelance work since 2008. He has worked as a physical therapy aide and as a writer for various websites including Destination Guides and several travel-related companies. Hutchison has a Bachelor of Arts in history and anthropology from the University of Washington.
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Good cardiovascular exercise improves your stamina and burns calories. With a simple equation, you can find out how many calories you burn using information about your heart rate, age, gender, weight and exercise duration.

## Equation

Enter your weight in pounds and your age in years to the equation below, from Shapesense.com, that includes a heart rate value of 130 beats per minute and is configured for 60 minutes of exercise.

Females: [[(-20.4022 + (.4472 x 130) + (.278 x Weight) + (.074 x Age)] / 4.184] x 60

Males: [[(-55.0969 + (.6309 x 130) + (.438 x Weight) + (.2017 x Age)] / 4.184] x 60

## Considerations

An equation based on heart rate, age, weight and gender alone can provide a close approximation of the number of calories you burn, but it does not account for variables like fitness level. Depending on your own fitness level, you may burn more or fewer calories than what the equation above concludes.

## Target Heart Rate

The American Heart Association recommends cardiovascular exercise that utilizes your target heart rate. Your target heart rate is 50 to 75 percent of your maximum heart rate. Your maximum heart rate is equal to 220 minus your age. Exercise in your target heart rate range to maximize calories burned and get the most out of your exercise routine.

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