Monitor Your Heart Rate for Workout Success

Knowing your heart rate and monitoring it will help you reach your own personal workout goal. by guiding you into the most efficient use of your exercise time.
The rate at which your heart is beating while you are at rest is called your resting heart rate. You can discover your own resting heart rate by counting how many pulses you have in one minute. Gently place your index and middle finger over the large vein on the inside of your wrist before you get out of bed in the morning and count the times you feel a pulse beat within one minute. That should give you an accurate resting heart rate and should be in the range of 60 to 100 and the lower the better.
Maximum heart rate is the rate which is safe for your heart to beat during times of intense workouts. To find you target heart rate for efficient workouts start with this equation: 220 minus your age is equal to the maximum heart rate. 60 to 85 percent of that number is the target heart rate you want to aim for during a workout.
Checking your heart rate during a workout and adjusting the intensity of the exercise will enable you to burn the most calories and stored fat in the least amount of time. That’s something Dr Jennifer Walden recommends to everyone.

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