What’s the Best Heart Rate to Burn Fat?

What’s the Best Heart Rate to Burn Fat?


The heart rate level to burn fat will depend on your age, diet, and fitness, typically falling between 64% to 76% of your maximum heart rate.   For example, a 40-year-old swimmer should try to keep their heart rate between about 115 beats per minute (bpm) and 137 bpm throughout their session.

When you exercise, your heart rate quickens as your heart pumps more oxygen-rich blood to your muscles.   In order to sustain this elevated heart rate for your target range, your body can burn fat to make energy during a low-intensity cardio exercise like walking.

This article provides charts and equations on heart rates to burn fat. It will help you to find your maximum heart rate and fat burning zone, along with exercise ideas for getting the best results.  Read more…

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