Heart Rate Training

Heart rate monitors can make workouts more efficient

(HealthDayNews) -- If you're trying to lose weight, consider using a heart rate monitor during your exercise routine. It can let you know when it's okay to safely push yourself a little harder and get that fat burning more efficiently.

The best workout is when you exercise within your target heart rate for at least 20-30 minutes three to five times a week, according to Rutland Region Medical Center in Vermont.

To calculate your target heart rate zone, subtract your age from 220. This will give you your maximum heart rate (MHR). Then keep your pulse between 60 and 80 percent of your MHR.

But remember your calculation is merely a guide; always take into account how you feel, as well.

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