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4/21/13 2:20 P

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I also use the talk test and I usually get quite dehydrated so I always carry a water bottle along with me. So it's talk and sip and keep trying to add a little more steps each time out.

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4/14/13 7:55 A

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I use the "talk test." If you can carry on a conversation and not run out of breathe--but can feel the exertion, you are right where you need to be!

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4/11/13 9:51 A

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thanks, I'll try using those and hope I can judge well enough. Currently most exercise feels "hard" / intense to me so it's difficult working out the cardio part

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4/11/13 7:15 A

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This article will go over a variety of ways to measure your exercise intensity. While heart rate might not work best for you because of medications, the talk test or RPE might.

Reference Guide to Exercise Intensity
An In-Depth Look at Heart Rate, RPE and the Talk Test
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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4/11/13 6:28 A

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my sister lost 105 pounds at age 63 walking 15000 steps a day'

i lost 44 pounds at age 61 by giving up grain and sugar products

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4/10/13 11:56 P

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I keep reading about heart rate in connection with exercise especially cardio and exercise to lose weight. For those of us on bp meds that reduce our heart rate; how do we know what rate to exercise at? I know my beta blocker tablet makes a significant reduction in where my heart rate would usually be and so with exercise it wouldn't get close to what people talk about as far as exercise.

I was just reading another article saying similar things on Spark --

"The first is intensity: It only counts as cardio when you elevate your heart rate into an aerobic zone, which is 55% to 85% of your maximum heart rate. You can calculate your target heart rate here. Simply check your pulse during any activity to find out if your activity counts as exercise." http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitnes
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So how do we find a way to do "cardio" exercise or impact fat burning with our exercise?

Thanks!!!


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