The heart rate you need to reach to burn the most fat, according to your age, revealed

In a report by Emily Joshua for, the focus is on the role of heart rate in optimizing workouts for weight loss. According to the article, the ideal fat-burning window during exercise can be identified using a fitness tracker such as a heart rate monitor. This fat-burning window, also known as the target heart rate, is approximately 70% of the individual’s maximum heart rate. The maximum heart rate can be determined by subtracting the individual’s age from 220. For example, a 50-year-old would have a maximum heart rate of 170 beats per minute. To burn fat and facilitate weight loss, the individual would then aim for a heart rate of around 119 beats per minute (for a 50-year-old). The target heart rate varies with age and may be affected by other factors, including medication and stress levels. The traditional method to monitor heart rate involves tracking the pulse manually on the neck, wrist, or chest, but wrist monitors like the Apple Watch are also increasingly common for continuous tracking during workouts and rest periods. It is also essential to consider medication’s effects on heart rate when exercising to avoid undue stress on the heart. According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity every week or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. In addition, muscle-strengthening exercises such as weightlifting should be incorporated at least twice a week. It is recommended to consult a healthcare professional for personalized guidelines.

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