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Exercise Intensity And Heart Rate Resources

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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

Discover the Benefits of LISS for Weight Loss

When it comes to getting fit and healthy, there's no magic pill or secret shortcut for reaching your goals. Whether you'd like to drop a few pounds, build more muscle or achieve a more dramatic, life-changing weight loss, the recipe for succe...  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

After diagnosed with exercise enduced angiodema (anyone else dealing with this? really stinks!) I've
Updated 5/6/2016 2:13:37 AM

After diagnosed with exercise enduced angiodema (anyone else dealing with this? really stinks!) I've gained. Then after losing dad, I just ate chocolate and sweets. Starting day one tomorrow. Time to take care of me! #stresseating #newtospark...  Read more

Stairmasters anyone? Did it help with the weight-loss? My favorite exercise so far. #exercise #Stai
Updated 5/5/2016 11:17:05 AM

Stairmasters anyone? Did it help with the weight-loss? My favorite exercise so far. #exercise #Stairmaster #motivated...  Read more

I have my exercise routine down, and religiously m
Updated 5/5/2016 5:47:52 PM

I have my exercise routine down, and religiously make sure I get my sweat on. I have changed my eating habits and eat much healthier and feel better because of it. My issue is will power. I really want to achieve my goals, but have a hard time wit...  Read more

Started about a week ago. Any tips for exercises t
Updated 5/4/2016 4:22:52 PM

Started about a week ago. Any tips for exercises to do in a room, rather than running or walking distances?...  Read more

Has anyone tried only eating the calories they burn exercising? Seems like you could loose 4 lbs pe
Updated 5/4/2016 3:41:30 PM

Has anyone tried only eating the calories they burn exercising? Seems like you could loose 4 lbs per week. Walking 20 miles per day you can still eat 2000 calories. No exercise, no eating. Seems like a good motivator, to exercise....  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