How Fit Are You?

Calculating Your Target Heart Rate

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Mike Siemens, M.S.

Measuring your target heart rate (THR) is a concrete, numbers-don’t-lie way to sneak a peek inside your body to find out what exercise intensity is right for you. Figuring out your target heart rate can give you a clearer sense of how hard you should push yourself to improve your health and fitness.

Take 10,000 Steps a Day

Written by 
Shawnee Barnes
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Mike Siemens, M.S.

You may have heard the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendation to take at least 10,000 steps a day. If you were asked today, would you know how many steps you’ve taken? Getting closer to that 10,000 steps a day goal is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your health.

What Is Your VO2 Max?

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Mike Siemens, M.S.

Most of us have marveled at the speed of elite athletes—cyclists, long-distance runners, swimmers—but what we’re really admiring is their VO2 max—the best indicators of aerobic fitness. It’s what enables them to go so far so fast.