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Exercise Intensity And Heart Rate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Exercise Intensity And Heart Rate.

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Reference Guide to Exercise Intensity

One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m...  Read more

How to Measure for Exercise Intensity without a Heart Rate Monitor

The Talk Test has been a generally accepted method of measuring (aerobic) exercise intensity for a long time now, although fitness experts have questioned whether or not the test is accurate across populations and different types of exercise. The tes...  Read more

Listen to Your Heart Rate Monitor

Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror...  Read more

Exercising with High Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, the best piece of advice anyone can give you is to listen to your body. How you feel can and should dictate the frequency and intensity of your workouts. While it is possible—and preferable—to lose weight...  Read more

Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is Aerobic Exercise? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle...  Read more

major health issues 2 years now, exercise a prob.
Updated 3/31/2015 11:53:30 AM

Well, I am back trying to restart after a 2 year absence. I found out that I have no metabolism. The hormoneh that is your metabolism is all in an inactive form. They have been trying to re-activate it but it has not worked. I am functioning on 1 ad...  Read more

Suggest exercises around injuries?
Updated 3/27/2015 8:20:46 PM

I've got an injured MCL in my right knee from a skiing accident (the ligament in your knee that makes sure there is not much inward movement to the leg) and plantar fasciitis in my left foot. They are ALMOST better, but I totally stopped exercising a...  Read more

Exercise and calories question
Updated 3/27/2015 3:38:03 PM

I know you need to eat enough when working out, but I haven't been seeing many results besides being more toned (which I'm not complaining about). My measurements have stayed the same, and my weight has stayed the same or gone between the same 2-3 l...  Read more

Exercises for the upper body with a bad shoulder
Updated 3/26/2015 10:27:57 PM

I currently have a bad shoulder since Nov or earlier. I essentially have a bone spur with an already naturally narrowed space. I've been doing pt for about two months, but have a surgical consult soon and my therapist said it could go either way. ...  Read more

Lost my exercise motivation this week, need to get
Updated 3/31/2015 8:58:14 PM

Lost my exercise motivation this week, need to get back on track. Any suggestions?...  Read more

Monitor your Resting Heart Rate

Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart ra...  Read more

Know your TRUE resting heart rate

Take your pulse (at wrist or neck is best) before you get out of bed. Count the # of beats in a minute. Then, knowing this as your true resting heart rate, you can find out what intensity you need to be working at during cardio in order to reach yo...  Read more

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  Read more

'Can I Measure Calories Burned during Strength Training with a Heart Rate Monitor?'

A heart rate monitor (HRM) is capable of estimating calorie burn pretty accurately—but only for aerobic (cardio) exercise, not for strength training. Here's why:A HRM won't give you an accurate idea of how many calories you bu...  Read more

Women, You've Been Exercising Too Hard, Says Study

When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le...  Read more

Exercise intensity and heart rate zones

Did you ever wonder how hard you should be working out and how long your workout should be for optimal weight loss? How do you determine the intensity of your exercise? You can either use the talk test, the Perceived Exertion Scale (PES),...  Read more