Fitness and Exercise
There are many good sites discussing exercise and fitness topics.
The American Heart Association operates a web site filled with tips for starting a new workout regimen, maintaining a good level of fitness and tools for keeping track of it all.
Click here to go to American Heart Association (will open in new window)
Calculate how many calories you burn on a given exercise. Distinguishes by type and intensity of exercise, taking your body into consideration and allows you to calculate your base metabolic rate.
The right heart rate for maximum fitness.
In order to burn calories and increase fitness, you must work out in the "aerobic" range of your heart rate. Initially, for maximum weight loss, you will keep your heart rate at between 60% and 70% of your max heart rate. Later, as fitness improves, you'll go higher.
For most healthy people, the American Heart Association recommends an exercise target heart rate ranging from 50% to 75% of your maximum heart rate, which is normally calculated as the number 220 minus your age.
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