Charts and tables explaining how to calculate a target heart rate for exercise abound. In fact there’s so much information it can be downright confusing (hence my blog post, How To Set A SIMPLE Heart Rate Goal.)
But there’s very little information about another interesting heart rate goal: Recovery Heart Rate.
Which is unfortunate because it’s a pretty useful measure. Lots of people have trouble starting and staying with an exercise program, and Recovery Heart Rate actually shows your progress – which could be very motivating. In their online article, What You Should Know About Your Heart Rate or Pulse,
I don’t do meatballs. Don’t like to eat them. Don’t ever, ever, ever make them (plunking my hands into a bowl full of cold raw meat is, well, do I really need to elaborate?)
Color me not-meatball girl.
Which is why it was so surprising that I found (and actually tried!) a recipe for what turned out to be outrageously delicious meatballs.
Sam Sifton’s recent New York Times article, Comfort Food Grows Up, was so interesting that I decided to actually make homemade his turkey meatballs. I’m not sure if what grabbed me was the description: “vaguely North African tomato sauce zipped up with orange juice and warm spices,