Target Heart Rate

Heart Rate

Heart rate is an important aspect to consider when doing any type of physical activity. Your heart rate is how many beats per minute (bmp) that your heart exerts and is calculated by measuring your pulse. A normal heart rate also known as your resting heart rate is taken when your body is at rest with no stressors affecting it. On average, an adult’s resting heart rate can range anywhere form 60 beats per minute to 100.

Measuring Heart Rate

In order to measure your resting heart rate, simply take your first two fingers and place them either on your wrist or neck until you find where you are able to feel your pulse. Once you can feel your pulse, count the amount of beats you feel over the course of 30 seconds then multiply that number by two in order to get your bmp or beats per minute.

Target Heart Rate

When working out or participating in any sort of physical activity it is important to take into consideration your target heart rate.  Your target heart rate is the desired range at which your body benefits the most from your workout. It is usually in the range of 50-100 percent of your maximum heart rate. In order to figure out your maximum heart rate, you must take your age and subtract that number from 220. This number is going to be your maximum heart rate and depending on the percent, at which you desire to train at, multiply your max heart rate by that specific percent.


Source: WebMD

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Written by: Heather Coffman


***Below is a chart to reference the range at which you would like your target heart rate to be at.

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