Globe & Mail Article: What’s the best way to calculate my heart-rate zones?

Question: I am 57 years old. I have always been told to use the “220 minus age” formula to measure my maximum heart rate and corresponding appropriate heart-rate zones. Is this the best formula for me to use?

Answer: The “220-age” formula is a simple and easy to remember guideline for figuring out heart-rate zones, but by no means is it the ultimate test. It is not 100 per cent accurate because the only fitness indicator it takes into account is age. Read More

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