Maximum Heart Rate

Latest research into exercise physiology has shown that being able to exercise at 80% of your maximum heart rate will provide the most benefits as far as reducing cardiovascular disease, serious disease risk, lessing stress responses in your body and general well being.

We do not really mind what type of exercise you do, as long as your heart rate gets up close to the guidelines below and utilising interval training – where you go hard, then rest ie. exercising in bursts.

To determine maximum heart rate (HR):

220 – your age.

Exercise plan:

60 seconds at 65% of max HR, return to resting, x 6 times

Increase to 70%, then 80% as your fitness increases.

Any other questions? Pop in for an appointment for clarification.

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