Home Workout in the Fat Burning Zone
You will need - any type of heart rate monitor, wearable tech (apple watch, FitBit, Garmin etc) + outdoor walking shoes!
Heart rate- the number of times per minute your heart beats to pump the volume of blood around your body that it needs to do work.
Maximum heart rate is " number of beats per minute of the heart when working at its maximum is 220 minus one's age".
This means '220 minus your age' is theoretically the number of beats per minute that is impossible for your heart rate to reach or go above safely with causing a medical situation.
The magic 'Fat Burning Zone' for heart rate training is between 70-80% of your maximum heart rate.
Below is some examples of the calculations done for age adjusted heart zones of between 70-80% of maximum heart rate (220);
Example; Take 220, minus your own age in years and then work at a heart rate between 70-80% of that number...
20 year old = 220 - 20 = 200
200 x 70% = 140 bpm
200 x 80% = 160 bpm
So the Fat Burning Zone for a 20 year old is between 140bpm - 160 bpm beats per minute
35 year old = 220 - 35 = 185
185 x 70% = 130 bpm
185 x 80% = 148 bpm
So the Fat Burning Zone for a 35 year old is between 130bpm - 148 bpm beats per minute
50 year old 220 - 50 = 170
170 x 70% = 119 bpm
170 x 80% = 136 bpm
So the Fat Burning Zone for a 50 year old is between 119 bpm - 136 bpm beats per minute
Plug in your own age and find the Fat Burning Zone you should be exercising in for a longer more enjoyable weight loss journey!