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Ever wondered what heart rate monitoring means.

The heart rate is a good gauge of reflecting the effort that you are putting in to your training.

At rest heart rates range from 50 beats per minute (BPM) for Elite fitness & 81and above for people with below average fitness.

You can get a rough calculation of you heart rate by counting heart beats over a 6 second period and then multiply by 10.

Slightly more accurate try counting over 15 seconds and times by 4.

This gives you a rough gauge of the effect of your effort while exercising on your BPM,or for testing your recovery rate and resting heartbeat.

Calculation of Maximum Heart Rate

Working your heart through exercise will improve your fitness.

The easiest and best known method to calculate your maximum heart rate (MHR) is to use the formula-

MHR = 220 - Age for males
206 - (0.88 x age). for females

Swimming is an excellent exercise for cardio vascular fitness, children learn to swim at Sotheby Swim School swimming classes in Ilkley,the exercise improves their heart condition and lung capacity.

Burning Calories
To lose 1lb of fat you would need to burn 3500 calories
You should aim to raise your heart beat for a minimum duration of 20 minutes at least 3 times per week.

A chart below showing activities burning calories for 20 minutes duration, calculated on an average person, weighing 10 stones.

Exercise at 20 minutes duration -- Calories burned

Swimming moderate pace 128
Swimming Fast pace 207
Ski Piste 185
Mountain biking moderate 179
Aerobics high impact 148
Jogging 148
Sleeping 20
Standing 25
Studying 39
Driving 45
Ironing 45
Shopping 50
Horse riding walking 53
Surfing 64
Carrying an infant 78
washing a car 98
Pilates intermediate 109
Walking 4 mph 109