There are several ways of estimating your maximum heart rate, you need to understand one zone, the Healthy Heart Zone.
The “healthy heart zone” refers to the range of heart rates that are considered safe and beneficial for physical activity. Generally, this zone is considered to be between 50% and 85% of a person’s maximum heart rate. The maximum heart rate is calculated by subtracting a person’s age from 220. So for a 40-year-old person, the maximum heart rate would be 180 beats per minute (220 – 40 = 180). Therefore, the healthy heart zone for a 40-year-old person would be between 90 and 153 beats per minute (50% and 85% of 180, respectively).
It is important to stay within the healthy heart zone during physical activity to avoid overworking the heart and to derive the most benefit from exercise. This will help to improve cardiovascular fitness, burn calories, and lower the risk of heart disease. Below are more details about heart rate monitoring.
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