Knowing your target heart rate as you work out can help you gauge how hard you're pushing yourself.
The heart is a muscle and you want to keep it strong, but how do you make sure your getting the most out of your cardio workout? The answer is in the math! Which is easily calculated as 220 minus your age to attain your beats per minute.
M onitoring your heart rate lets you know if you're working too hard or not hard enough. During your workout try to exercise within 60-80% of your maximum heart rate to make sure your heart is getting the strength training it needs.
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