• By Jeff Olsen

Mayo Clinic Minute: Are you hitting your target heart rate?

February 23, 2017

Running on a treadmillExercising at the proper intensity can boost the cardiovascular benefit of your workouts, but a new Mayo Clinic survey shows most people don't know if they're reaching the mark.

The latest Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup revealed only 2 in 5 Americans (42 percent) are aware of what's called the target heart rate ─ a point at which your heart is being exercised and conditioned but not overworked.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Nicole Burow, a health and wellness coach at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Center, explains how you can find and monitor your target heart rate. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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