Fitness Exercise Heart Rate
While You are Exercising...heart beats in 60 seconds and it should not
When you exercise, your body speeds up, and so does your
heart as it works to meet your increased energy needs.
But how much
speeding-up of your heart is safe when you exercise?
You need the answer
to this question in order to maximize your exercise benefits while not
overworking your heart.
Your target heart rate isn't one rate but a range of rates
(beats per minute, or bpm), expressed as percentages of your maximum
heart rate, that are safe for you to reach during exercise.
healthy people, the American Heart Association recommends an exercise
target heart rate ranging from 50% to 75% of your maximum heart rate,
which is normally calculated as the number 220 minus your age.
Now that you know your target heart rate, check your bpm
(take your pulse) regularly as you exercise.
An easy way to do this is
to count your heartbeats (pulse) for 10 seconds using your watch, and
then multiply this number by 6 to get your bpm.
You can feel your
heartbeats in several ways, such as by placing your fingers lightly but
firmly over the inside of your wrist or on your neck just below the
angle of your jaw. (Be careful not to put too much pressure on the neck;
this can slow the heart down and can be dangerous in people with
blockages of blood vessels in the neck.)
You can also place your palm
over your heart and count the number of beats that you feel.
Caution: If you have any questions or concerns about your
exercise regimen, including your target heart rate, consult your doctor.