Why your heart rate reveals about your health, longevity and fitness goals


Optimising working heart rate to achieve specific fitness goals can ultimately lead to better health overall by lowering resting heart rate.

"Low resting heart rate (rhr)  is a sign of good health; a healthy adult's average resting heart rate ranges between 60 and 100 beats per minute."

A palpitating heartbeat while exercising, on the other hand, is a clear indication that your efforts are rewarded. 

"The number of beats per minute (bpm) indicates how intense one’s working; the higher it goes, the harder we can assume one’s physical efforts are." Our working heart rate (whr) determines whether the body is optimised to reach specific fitness goals.

"There are several other benefits of a boosted heart rate during a workout. Muscles become more efficient when they get a boost from increased blood oxygen levels during workouts: it also positively impacts mental clarity."

Getting the heart pumping is reassurance that a workout works for those trying to lose weight or achieve a stamina goal. 

"Heart rate responses to exercise accurately measure the intensity to which a person is training". 

According to "Cameron Falloon", former personal trainer of the late "Princess Diana", and founder and joint CEO of global fitness franchise Body Fit Training, which specialises in personalised science-backed fitness programmes.

So what is the relationship between working and resting heart rates, and how does boosting one result in the lowering of the other?

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