Looking for another great way to help manage your stress?

What if I told you that there was a pill that you could take which would allow you to feel younger & feel so much better with less stress?

Would you be willing to take it?

This “pill” exists and it’s free and ready for you to take today.

However it’s not a pill, it’s called zone 2 training.

So what is zone 2 exercise training?

Zone 2 training is a type of training that focuses on keeping your heart rate within a specific range.

As you exercise and the harder you exercise, the faster your heart beats.

Typically we can break this down into 5 separate zones based on how fast your heart beats:

  • Zone 1: 50-60% of max HR
  • Zone 2: 60-70% of max HR
  • Zone 3: 70-80% of max HR
  • Zone 4: 80-90% of max HR
  • Zone 5: 90-100% of max HR

To calculate your max HR, take (220 – your age)

So for a 54-year-old person:

220 – 54 = 166 beats per minute (bpm)

To calculate your zone 2 range then,

60% of 166 = 99.6 bpm

70% of 166 = 116.2 bpm

So your goal while exercising is to stay within this range to reap the benefits.

You are looking to increase your heart rate from your resting baseline, but not so much that it becomes overbearing.

Typically you should be able to breathe through your nose and be able to talk without any issues

The following types of exercises would get you there:

  • Slow walking (outdoors if possible)
  • Light jog
  • Slow cycle
  • Swim slow laps in the pool
  • Dance to your favorite music

So you see these are all pretty simple forms of exercise to do

The key is to pick an exercise that you enjoy doing and know that you can do it on a regular basis.

Your goal would be to do zone 2 training for 45 minutes, 2-3x per week

On the other days, you can focus on HIIT, resistance training, or weight lifting as building muscle is key for longevity too.

Be sure to leave in at least 2 rest & recovery days here too where you can do yoga or stretch.

The great news here is that by following a zone 2 practice vs pushing yourself too hard, you can see the following health benefits:

  • lower your stress levels
  • increase in your overall energy levels
  • increase in “metabolic flexibility”
  • improved insulin resistance
  • lower resting heart rate
  • a decrease in blood pressure
  • lower risk of injury
  • improved longevity
  • boost mood
  • improved cardiovascular health
  • help to bring your body into a more parasympathetic state

As you get out there and practice this logic you’ll be setting yourself up for long-term success and you don’t need to beat yourself up to get there.

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