Are You Working Out Too Hard For Weight Loss?

New guidelines are out and have lowered the target heart rate during exercise for women.  The old formula was based on studies on men!  The good news is, we can slow it down a bit and achieve our weight loss or weight maintenance goals.  I see many patients in my office who are frustrated that they can not loose weight.  Sometimes, it is because they are working too strenuously,   Learn to keep your heart rate in your fat burning zone.

The New Formula:

206 minus 88 percent of your age.  Multiply that number 65%-85% to calculate your maximum heart rate when exercising for weight loss.  Often the 65-70% number is the effective range for weight loss.

I’ll bring my calculator to Allison’s class at Powerhouse and help you calculate your numbers, or send me an e-mail

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  1. I loved your post. Much thanks again.

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