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Target Heart Rate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Target Heart Rate.

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

Using the ''Talk Test'' as a Measure for Exercise Intensity

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

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

50 Easy Ways to Burn 100 Calories

Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach...  Read more

4 Signs It's Time to Change Your Workout Routine

When you started a regular exercise program, whether to lose weight or improve your overall health, your enthusiasm and motivation were high. Even though exercise wasn't the most exciting activity you had experienced, you began feeling better and...  Read more

Heart Monitors
Updated 7/14/2014 6:42:53 AM

I have been thinking of getting a heart monitor to help with exercise. Was wondering the pros and cons of one and what brand you would recommend.? Would like something very easy to use since this would be my first heart monitor....  Read more

Heart scare leading to me focusing on ME
Updated 7/3/2014 9:04:46 PM

I am a 36 year old mom of 4 kiddos ( 14, 12, 9, and 7) and recently I wasn't feeling well. The doctor decided to do a bunch of tests including an EKG that came back abnormal. I FREAKED out! My mom had heart disease for years, finally passing away...  Read more

Abs protruding worse after doing ab target videos?
Updated 7/3/2014 6:44:34 PM

Hi guys, Was wondering, does anybody know if you have a belly problem and you start to do exercies as well as entire videos that focus on abs, can the working of those ab muscles start to actually make your belly protrude even more? I feel like my...  Read more

Sportline 560 duo heart rate monitor?
Updated 7/2/2014 12:35:24 PM

I just bought one of these things and ended up resting it but it says 475 in my calorie consumption counter. Is that how many calories I have burned? or does it mean something totally different?. it also shows I have 25G fat burn. anyone know what wh...  Read more

working above target heart rate: good? bad?
Updated 6/21/2014 3:14:02 PM

Hi, I've been working out for about 2 years now (cardio/strength circuit training). I just bought my first heart rate monitor. I also calculated my target heart rate for the first time using: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calcul
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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

Trying to get Pregnant

I have fought in my mind and my heart about being fearful of losing another child. There is light. This is an open minded, loving, and free place to explore and ask questions....  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

You Asked: As a Beginner, How Often (and How Far) Should I Walk?

Walking is an excellent way to start getting fit because it costs little to nothing and can be done almost anywhere and by just about anyone. (Learn more about the health and fitness benefits of walking.) So how do you begin with a walking program? H...  Read more

Target Heart Rate

According to my heart rate monitor my target heart rate while exercising should be between 110 to 144. When I did Walk It Out for 46 minutes my average heart rate was 114. I thought I'd step it a up a little. I did Zumba for 25 minutes and my aver...  Read more

Sparkpeople Target Heart Rate Results

Target Heart Rate Results: Your heart rate ranges (in beats per minute) 55%: 143 bpm 75%: 165 bpm 60%: 148 bpm 80%: 170 bpm 65%: 154 bpm 85%: 176 bpm 70%: 159 bpm So I'm going to target 55% - 70% to start off. :-)...  Read more