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Question:  How can I get the most out of my cardio workouts?

Answer: Great question! Often, we find that while activities like leisurely walking are enjoyable, they aren’t a true workout unless our heart rate is elevated. I like to tell my clients to pay attention to their heart rate while doing cardiovascular activity. Wearable technology is becoming more accessible and easier to use than ever and there are many different types that have a heart rate monitoring feature. You may have heard terms such as target heart rate, resting heart rate, and maximum heart rate. But what do they all mean? I’m here to break it down for you!

Maximum Heart Rate

This number is the highest beats per minute that your heart can handle during exercise. Usually this number