Significance of Target Heart Rate (THR)

Significance of Target Heart Rate (THR)

Significance of THR

If your heart rate is too high, you’re straining. So slow down. If it’s too low, and the intensity feels “light” or “moderate/brisk,” you may want to push yourself to exercise a little harder.

The target heart rate is extremely significant because  it is at this level that you actually reach the stage where body starts utilizing fat as a fuel. Reaching a certain limit of your target heart rate enables the body to start mobilizing the stored fats and use them as fuel to continue exercise. That is what we actually want to achieve from exercise, right? We wish to push off the flab (fatty tissues) Continue reading “Significance of Target Heart Rate (THR)”

What is Target Heart Rate (THR) ?

What is Target Heart Rate (THR) ?
The target heart rate is the pace of heart beat that enables body to burn substantial amount of calories stored as fat. It is calculated as 50 % , 85%, 100% , etc of the Maximum heart rate.

A person’s expected maximum heart rate is about 220 minus age. Continue reading “What is Target Heart Rate (THR) ?”

Why is it important to track your heart rate?

Why is it important to track your heart rate

Did you know? The number of times your heart beats in a minute says a lot about your level of fitness and is an indicator of impending health problems.

The heart rate at rest also called the resting heart rate is the number of times our heart beats per minute while it’s at rest. We can check it in the morning after  good night’s sleep and before we get out of bed.

According to the National Institute of Health, the average resting heart rate:

  • For children 10 years and older, and adults (including seniors) is 60 – 100 beats per minute
  • For well-trained athletes is 40 – 60 beats per minute.

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