Exercise Heart Rate
This video about exercise heart rate teaches the importance of monitoring your heart rate during exercise, and how to monitor it. Through this, you will be able to learn that by monitoring your heart rate. There are several reasons why monitoring your heart rate during exercise is important.
- You want to make sure you are working at the correct heart rate that you want to work at.
- You are not overdoing if you are a beginner.
- To make sure you are in your target heart rate zone or conditioning yourself.
There are several tips on how you can monitor your heart rate by counting or by using a heart rate monitor you can buy. One of the best ways of doing this in the cheapest way is to have a watch and all you do is when you start exercising, take your two fingers and put them on the carotid artery, feel the pulse and count for 15 seconds on the watch. Multiply the count by 4 and that will give you the heart rate you are working at.
Find your maximum heart rate that would be 220 minus your age. Good heart rate range would be anywhere from 60 to 80 percent. It totally depends on what your goals are. You can talk to a fitness professional.
Another great thing is a heart rate monitor. It is simple, easy and you do not have to do any counting or any adding. Just put the heart rate monitor on and once the signal goes off, you can constantly look at your heart rate. You can see if you are working hard enough, see if you are working too hard. You can get these monitors at any health and fitness store or order them online. They can range anywhere from 59$ to 200-300$. Those are usually more for the triathlon athletes who are looking to improve their performance but the basic model at 59$ is a great one.