Usually, people have their runners on and get their Fitbit charged. Whenever people exercise, their heart rate and rate of breathing increase. Thus it delivers much greater quantities of oxygen from the lungs over to the blood and then towards exercising muscles. If anyone wants to determine their maximum heart rate for exercise, it mainly depends on one’s goal towards exercise, their age and the current level of fitness. The greater the intensity of exercise, the more is the heart rate. Whenever anyone exercises at the greatest possible intensity, their heart would maximum heart rate or HRmax, which is the fastest rate at which it is capable of beating.
Now, exercising at a maximal heart rate for every session of exercise would not necessarily produce efficient results of fitness. These increased intensities can hardly be sustained. Resting heart rate can differ from one person to another. For adults, around 60-80 beat per minute for adults is quite common. One can easily measure their heart rate with devices like Fit Bits and Apple Watches, though they have certain limitations. Bringing forth improvements in one’s aerobic fitness tends to reduce one’s resting heart rate as the heart becomes more efficient with each heartbeat. Usually, the resting heart rate for an athlete happens to be around 40 Beats per Minute.
Doing exercises at certain specific intensities are known to bring forth adaptive responses from one’s body. The intensities are known as training zones and get expressed relative to HRmax. To accumulate 150 minutes of exercise per week is the minimum need for health benefit. It is not necessary to exercise at one’s maximal heart rate for achieving these benefits. Athletes can make use of training zones to achieve maximum adaptation and also increase one’s endurance performance.
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