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Health Alert: Hit the target heart zone to burn more calories

CINCINNATI (Liz Bonis) -- If a person wanted to burn more calories after a workout they need to boost their heart rate, according to a new report.
Any time  someone gets in a pool or does some other activity it was suggested they get to at least 60 to 80 percent of their target heart zone.  The usual formula to find a person's target heart zone is 220 minus the age and it is 60 to 80 percent of that number.

Local 12 stopped at the Cincinnati Sports Club to share details on the report.  The research found if a person worked out harder they can burn more calories after working out, during the "after burn."  It was found that if up to 85 to 90 percent of their target heart zone was hit, 100 to 400 extra calories were burned in the hours after the workout.

It is normal to have an elevated heart rate after working out for 24 hours.  But there is more of a benefit if the target heart rate is reached.

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