Okay, I've had one for a while, but never tried to use it regularly. Today I got it working and put it on just to wear while I went about my day before talking a walk. Sort of wanted a base rate kind of info, since I have been whining about how some days walking from the bedroom to the kitchen can make me out of breath.
Well, it has been a couple hours and now I'm not sure whether to be worried about lack of fitness, or pleased that I seem to exceed the norms for my age. [220-67=153, my max workout rate. 153x.6=91.8, my aerobic 60%. 153x.8=122, my anaerobic rate.] My resting heart rate is about 85-90, so walking out to the kitchen (50') gets me up to aerobic workout levels, LOL.
Not withstanding the above, I have been averaging 3500-6000 steps per day for some time. I walk a little over a mile just about every day. Some days this is much harder to do than others, but I no longer need to rest up for two days after strolling down the the bay and back!
Recent stress test (way too short IMHO) seemed to reassure my doctor that I can exercise safely, so I guess the medical establishment is not worried. I'm just wondering if anyone else has numbers that don't seem to match the heart rate monitor guidelines...
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