Exercise Target Heart Rate
You maximize the benefits of cardiovascular activity when you exercise in the zone of your target heart rate (THR). In general terms, your THR is 50-85% of your maximum heart rate. The Karvonen Method of calculating THR is one of the most effective methods to determine target heart rate because it takes into account resting heart rate. Here's how to find your THR.
Your Target Heart Rate is a specific age-based pulse rate to be maintained during aerobic exercise to ensure optimal cardiovascular function. It implies an exercise intensity that maintains the heart rate at 60% to 85% of the maximum
The amount of time the heart takes to return to a normal at-rest rate after exercise is called recovery time. This is one measure of the body's general fitness. In general, the shorter the recovery time, the higher the level of fitness. Determine recovery rate by first measuring and recording the pulse rate at rest. Next, run in place for two minutes. Now measure the pulse rate repeatedly until the at-rest rate is reached. How long did it take the heart to return to the normal rate?