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/fitness_articles.asp?id=1596
So how do we find a way to do "cardio" exercise or impact fat burning with our exercise?