Walk Tip! How and why you should check your Heart Rate!

heartrateEveryone has been working out before and felt their heart rate increase, however,

when is your heart beating too fast? Here are some easy tips on how to check your

heart rate, know your target heart rate, and keep your workouts safe and efficient!

Here are some tips on how to take your heart rate!

  •  Your resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute at rest.
  • Take your pulse on the inside of your wrist- the thumb side of your wrist- not on your neck! Use the tips of your first two fingers to lightly press over the vessels onyour wrist.
  • Count your pulse for 10 seconds and multiply by 6 to find your beats per minute. This will help you figure out where your heart rate needs to alwaysreturn to when done working out.
  • The National Institute of Health recommends an average resting heart rate to be 60-100 beats per minute, while if you are a well-trained athlete your heartrate should be at 40-60 beats per minute.

    How to get your target heart rate!

  • You’re your target heart rate is where your heart rate should be to get the best safest workout!
  • Do exactly what you did to take your resting heart rate however you want to be between 50 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate.

    Follow these easy tips to monitor your heart rate to stay safe and efficient while working out!

  • Author Ramey Hoehn
  • For more Information: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/PhysicalActivity/FitnessBasics/Target-Heart-Rates_UCM_434341_Article.jsp#.VxEe–lSzzI

About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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