Eye on Wellness – Target Heart Rate

This is National Heart Month for cyclists and that means improving your fitness.

The three most important variables in training are frequency, duration, and intensity.

The first two can be easily monitored, but intensity can be elusive.

To determine intensity, you must know the amount of power you’re generating compared to the maximum level you could produce if you are working as hard as possible.

To determine your target heart rate, take a laboratory stress test, an expensive and essential piece of preparation for a recreational cyclist.

An alternative is to subtract your age from 220, then multiply the result by 0.65 and 0.85 to determine your target heart rate.

On behalf of Care Express Wellness Coach Rhonda Roden, be well and stay healthy.

I’m Chuck Williams and I’ll catch you next week on KGNC’s Eye On Wellness.

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