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Monitor Your Target Hear Rate To Get The Best Workout

By Eddie Smyths for exercise-and-health.com

The intensity of your workout can be monitored through your target heart rate. Most make their heart rate an important part of their lifetime fitness programs. Your exercise intensity can let you know you are working within the proper heart rate training area so that you get the maximum benefits out of each exercise in your workout.

When you exercise too hard, you run the risk of injury and even become unable to complete your exercises. On the other hand, if you fail to reach your target heart pace, you can become discouraged when your workouts don’t seem to produce any results.

When determining the target rate for your heart, you should see your physician or a personal trainer to advise you on what rate will produce maximum fat loss and the kind of exercises or exercise equipment you need to use to get there.

You can monitor your heart rate simply by taking your pulse. Gently put your index and middle fingers just under your ear on your neck and move them down until they are immediately under your jawbone. Next, begin counting at zero and count for 10 seconds before multiplying your total by six. It is important to frequently check your pulse while exercising to maintain your heart’s target rate.

Along with checking your heart rate, you should be able to comfortably carry on a conversation while you exercise. If you find you become out of breath while trying to talk, you need to slow down as you could be heading towards a burn out. Along the same lines, feeling lightheaded or dizzy means that you are working too hard and should stop.

Being aware of your desired heart rate during exercise can make the difference when you want to have an effective workout with maximum fat loss. Muscle toning and body sculpting can become apparent in no time when you follow your heart rate guidelines. As always, consult your doctor before you exercise for questions, concerns and advice.

* This website is provided as a service at no charge. The reports and opinions are for information only, and are not intended to diagnose or prescribe. Please consult your doctor or health care provider for your specific requirements.

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