February 07

Healthy Heart. Healthy You.

Get Active.

Physical activity gets you on the path to a healthier lifestyle. Walking, rock climbing, bike riding, or running are impactful exercises to maximize your heart rate.

If you’re focused on losing weight and improving your health, it is important to know your target heart rate during physical activity.

Here are three simple things to remember during physical activity:

  1. Rest Your Heart – Your resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute when you’re resting. Check your heart in the morning or after you’ve had a good night’s sleep.
  2. Know Your Target – The American Heart Association recommends the chart below as a general guide to maximize and target your heart rate during physical activity
  3. Monitor Your Heart Rate – Check your heart rate periodically to be sure you’re hit the target and stay on track

Protecting your heart is critical so stay at a comfortable and safe pace at all times. For more information about healthy living, visit the American Heart Association.

Guide to Knowing Your Number

Age Target HR Zone 50-85% Average Maximum Heart Rate, 100%
20 years 100-170 beats per minute (bpm) 200 bpm
30 years 95-162 bpm 190 bpm
35 years 93-157 bpm 185 bpm
40 years 90-153 bpm 180 bpm
45 years 88-149 bpm 175 bpm
50 years 85-145 bpm 170 bpm
55 years 83-140 bpm 165 bpm
60 years 80-136 bpm 160 bpm
65 years 78-132 bpm 155 bpm
70 years 75-128 bpm 150 bpm

 
Heart health also means eating the right food, here’s a great recipe that is sure to keep you warm…

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TRIVIA QUESTION

Which of these is NOT considered a heart attack warning sign?
a) Cold sweats
b) Nausea
c) Food cravings
d) Lightheadedness

Be the first person to email Rozlynn Gaspard at RGaspard@gwcc.com to win a special prize!