Protect your Heart

Why is Heart Health Important?heart

The heart is a muscle which pumps blood around the body. It is essential that we look after our heart as it provides both oxygen and nutrients to every cell within the body.

As highlighted by the British Heart Foundation Coronary heart disease is the biggest killer in the UK. The disease affects one in six men and more heartthan one in ten women. (1)

Through some small preventative measures we can help keep the heart healthy and reduce the risk of heart disease in the future.


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Why monitor your heart rate whilst training?

Training with your heart rate

Do you measure your heart rate whilst training? If not, you could be missing out on working out at your most effective and efficient intensity to maximise your potential, and reach your goals faster!

Your heart rate is the measure of how hard your heart is working under workload/stress. With this value being displayed in Beats Per Minute (BPM).

As you start to exercise your heart rate increases, which increases your stroke volume (the volume of blood pumped from one ventricle of the heart within one beat). With this increase in stroke volume, more oxygenated blood is able to be transported around the body. This is due to the increased demand for oxygen, i.e. as the exercise intensity increases so does the need for more energy.

Exercise intensity is usually prescribed as a percentage of your maximum heart rate. The most common and basic calculation of your maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age. An example for a 40 year old would be: 220-40=180, so 180 BPM would be their maximum heart rate.

By monitoring your heart rate, it allows you to see whether you are working at the correct intensity for your desired training purpose.

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