Correction to February On Track for Health and Wellness Article
In our February article “On Track for Health and Wellness: Get in the Zone,” we incorrectly referred to the maximum heart rate formula as the target heart rate formula. The formula for determining a general estimate of the average person’s maximum heart rate is subtracting a person’s age from 220. Target heart rates are a percentage of a person’s maximum heart rate. For example, the target heart rate for moderate intensity activity is 50 to 70 percent of a person’s maximum heart rate.
Please note that these are general guidelines for those with no heart or other serious health problems. Some medicines can affect your heart rate, so talk to your health care professional if you regularly take medicine. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to learn more about maximum and target heart rates.