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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

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

First day off new diet and exercise plan. Hoping
Updated 9/26/2016 8:29:29 PM

First day off new diet and exercise plan. Hoping this one sticks! #friendfinder...  Read more

I so appreciate the variety of exercise videos and
Updated 9/26/2016 6:58:41 PM

I so appreciate the variety of exercise videos and "how-to's" provided on this site. I can't do some of them, but the good news is, I CAN do some of them. That's a far cry better than where I was before. Thanks Spark People!...  Read more

So I'm proud to say I exercised a great deal of se
Updated 9/26/2016 2:24:37 PM

So I'm proud to say I exercised a great deal of self control at the store today. I had a set back in my diet as of late. I went to the store got the fixings for salads and fruit snacks and got no junk food. Yay for self control. #food...  Read more

Ready to exercise
Updated 9/26/2016 11:41:00 AM

Ready to exercise...  Read more

Added exercise today!cutting calories last week wa
Updated 9/26/2016 11:17:54 AM

Added exercise today!cutting calories last week wasn't too bad, I still ate what I want but listened to my body and cut back alot. Lost 3lbs! #keepthemgoing...  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

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

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

What in the WOD? Confusing Fitness Acronyms Explained

Whether you're just breaking onto the workout scene or you're switching things up with a brand new exercise, fitness can sometimes sound like a foreign language. It's already challenging enough to try to feel comfortable in a new environm...  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