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A 50-year-old member asked:

What to do if heart rate v sweat which is a better measurement for calorie burn up?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Heart rate: Consider this: you exercise at 85% of your maximum predicted HR for 30 minutes and burn up X calories (depends on your age, weight, sex). Versus-you sit at your desk for 30 minutes in 85° temperature pouring off sweat, burning 0 (or very few) calories. Heart rate wins because it is more directly proportional to your muscular work. (at least, that's my opinion). But it's a GOOD question!!
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