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Use a HR monitor to make sure you keep your HR in the right range. This can help you exercise longer if you tend to work out too hard, or exercise harder if you have difficulty pushing yourself. It's fun to see yourself be able to do the same things at a lower HR over time and see improvement
When I am walking on my treadmill I wear the wrap around hand weights that they use for kick boxing on and really do a lot of upper body movement. I have used my heartrate monitor to compare and it increases my HR and Kcal burned significantly. I just keep doing arm exercises that have my arms above my heart. Huge difference. I can be walking at 3mph but burn over 300 cals in 30 minutes with the added weight and exercises.
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