The best heart rate to lose weight
Wondering how long and how hard you need to work out to burn away your stubborn fats? It depends on your heart rate! Let’s figure out how you can lose weight by learning about the science behind your heart rate.
The Truth is…
Believe it or not, your body constantly burns fat but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to do anything to lose weight. From now on you might want to follow this simple rule; If you want to lose weight, you should get into your fat-burning zone!
What is the fat-burning zone?
The fat-burning zone is a popular belief that you should maintain your heart rate at 70 – 80% of your maximum heart rate in order for your body to start burning fat.
How do I figure out my maximum heart rate?
Maximum heart rate= 220 – your age
You start burning fat at 60% to 70% of your maximum heart rate.
Also, if you’re new to all this, you might want to take it one step at a time. The American Heart Association suggests that beginners should only aim for 50% of their maximum heart rate and slowly increase to 60%-70%.
**Target heart rates are only a guide, and your actual max heart rate may differ by 15–20 BPM**
How can I measure my heart rate?
- Chest strap monitors-commonly used by professional athletes.
- A heart-rate tracker worn on the wrist
- The basic method-pulse diagnosis
How do I get my heart rate up?
- Take the stairs
- Take shorter breaks in between workouts
- Set an incline if you’re going on a treadmill
- HIIT training
- Weight lifting and resistance bands
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