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Target 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

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

What is everyone's favorite heart rate monitor? Th
Updated 9/17/2016 11:54:23 AM

What is everyone's favorite heart rate monitor? The fitbit is popular, but so expensive. Anyone use another one and is happy with it?...  Read more

Whatever you do... Do it with heart ..
Updated 9/15/2016 6:13:47 PM

Whatever you do... Do it with heart .....  Read more

My heart is racing from excitement. I have my youn
Updated 9/15/2016 7:26:17 PM

My heart is racing from excitement. I have my youngest Nora asleep and now my oldest willow is just about. That means ZUMBA!!!! Mommy time!!!!! But it will be done in dark and muted but hey! I'm not complaining! Lol...  Read more

Have a good night all, Spark your heart 😄
Updated 9/14/2016 11:36:49 PM

Have a good night all, Spark your heart 😄...  Read more

All the experts agree that we can't target loss in
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All the experts agree that we can't target loss in specific areas. Only general weight loss will help. You might want to avoid doing stomach exercises, which will firm up underlying muscles and push the fluff our further....  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

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

My Target Heart Rate Results: 55%: 126 bpm 60%: 131 bpm 65%: 137 bpm 70%: 142 bpm 75%: 148 bpm 80%: 153 bpm 85%: 159 bpm These numbers seem low to me. When I'm on the elliptical if I put my hands on the monitor, my heart rate i...  Read more

Find Your Target Heart Rate

I forgot how to do it! Here are instructions and correct rates from the American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHea
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rget-Heart-Rates_UCM_434341_Article.jsp...  Read more