Heart rate as an estimator of oxygen consumption during manual postal delivery.

@article{Oja1982HeartRA,
  title={Heart rate as an estimator of oxygen consumption during manual postal delivery.},
  author={Pekka Oja and Juhani Ilmarinen and Veikko Louhevaara},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  year={1982},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={29-36}
}
Nine young healthy postmen performed three progressive maximal exercise tests (on a bicycle ergometer and with and without a 10-kg shoulder bag on a treadmill) for which the least-squares regression equations of heart rate (HR) on oxygen consumption (VO2) were established. HR and VO2 were then measured during five modes of simulated postal delivery: on level ground by foot (F), bicycle (B), and push-cart (C) and on stairs by foot (S/F) and push-cart (S/C). The respective work HR values were… CONTINUE READING