For those of you with the Weight Loss and Maintenance goals, do you know what your Exercise Target Heart Rate Zone is? Meaning, that you exercise to burn fat, not your heart muscle and other big muscles in your body?
You can use an easy Age-Based Formula
1. Calculate your Maximum Heart Rate
220 – Your Age = Maximum Heart Rate (Max HR)
2. Calculate your Lower & Higher Targets keeping in mind the following:
– You build endurance, lose weight when exercising in the range of 60-70% of your Max Heart Rate
– You do weight management and work on improving cardio fitness when exercising at 70-80% of Max Heart Rate
Example: 40 yr-old person would like to find her Lowest and Highest Target Heart Rate Zones when she’s physically active.
220-40= 180, Max Heart Rate
180 x .60 = 108, Lowest Target Zone in Exercise
180 x .80 = 144, Highest Target Zone in Exercise
This 40-yr-old person should stay within the range of 108 – 144 for maximum benefit for her heart and overall fitness goals.
What is Your Target Heart Rate Zone? Calculate it Now!
Learning and knowing about your target heart rate, you will drastically improve your physical fitness and optimally maintain it throughout your lifetime.