Our expert says:
I would not worry about heart rate just yet. Later on in your training, it can be a really great tool for you, but at the moment, you are probably struggling with just the muscle and tendons and the rythm of walking. I think that as your legs get stronger and you get fitter, you will actually be able to push your heart rate higher and then you might very well get into that range that they speak about. For now, though I would not worry about it at all - just go out and do your training without thinking of it, and get yourself into the fitness where you can walk for 45 minutes consistently and it will be fine.
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