The Revolution: Broken Heart Syndrome & Ideal Heart Rate Calculation


The Revolution: Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry said there is a connection between emotional state and heart health. The technical term for Broken Heart Syndrome is Cardiomyopathy. Tim Gunn said he has experienced it, and Dr. Tiffanie said it is real.

The Revolution: Broken Heart Syndrome

Broken Heart Syndrome is an actual medical condition, also known as Cardiomyopathy.


Broken Heart Vs Heart Attack

It mostly occurs in women, when the body is overwhelmed with stress and releases a surge of the hormones Cortisol and Adrenaline, it can stun your heart and cause temporary heart attack symptoms.

Tim Gunn: Broken Heart Syndrome

Dr. Tiffanie said intense fear, anxiety, stress, and anger could contribute to your feelings. Tim said he was Driving A Car when his Cardiomyopathy took over, and he had to pull over because of stress. He said he was young and foolish, so he didn’t follow up with a doctor, but he said he knows better now.

The Revolution TV: Fear Of Commitment

Dr. Tiffanie worked with Ali, who has a fear of commitment in a relationship. It was caused when her last committed relationship ended suddenly. The breakup devastated Ali, and Dr. Tiffanie suggested maybe she’s less afraid of commitment than being hurt again. Dr. Tiffanie said to focus on the best possible positive outcomes instead of the negative ones.


Harley Pasternak: How To Find Your Heart Rate

What is your heart rate? It is how many times per minute your heart beats. Harley Pasternak shared some ways you can figure out your heart rate.

The Revolution: Heart Rate Monitor

You can purchase and use a heart rate monitor, either as a standalone device or part of your cardio equipment like a treadmill or stationary bike.

Manual Heart Rate

You can check your heart rate by putting two fingers on your pulse at your neck or wrist. Time yourself and count the beats for 10 seconds. Then multiply that number by six to get your heart rate.

Harley Pasternak: Talk Test

A third alternative is called the Talk Test. It lets you know how hard your heart is working by how difficult it is for you to talk while you are working out.

The Revolution: How to Calculate Your Ideal Heart Rate

To determine your optimal heart rate, take the number 220 and subtract your age. For a 35-year-old woman, the ideal maximum heart rate is 185.

To get your ideal heart rate range, multiply that number by .65 to .85. For example, a 35-year-old’s maximum heart rate is 185. Multiplying 185 by .65 and .85 gives you a heart rate range of 120 to 150. That is the target heart rate zone during exercise, ensuring you’re burning fat but not working too hard.

The Revolution: Heart Rate Zones

Harley said you a Healthy Heart Rate Zone is about half of your maximum Heart Rate. The Fitness Rate is 60 to 70% of your maximum.

Your Aerobic Zone is 70 to 80% of that max Heart Rate, making it difficult to carry on a conversation. The Anaerobic Zone is 80 to 90% of your maximum, and the last zone is the Red Line, 90 to 100% of your Maximum Heart Zone.


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