Disclaimer: The text presented on these pages is provided for your information only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. It may not represent your true individual medical situation, and does not take into account any possible arrhythmias or irregularities in your heart rate that may affect your heart rate per minute. It also cannot compensate for any inaccuracies in the pulse count you provide. Be sure to consult your physician before undertaking any new exercise regimen. Do not use this information to achieve a target heart rate that brings you discomfort or puts you at risk in any way. If you experience chest pains, shortness of breath, or any other kind of significant discomfort during exercise, stop exercising immediately and call your doctor. Consult your personal physician if you have any questions or concerns about exercise, fitness, or diet.