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Measuring Exercise Intensity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Measuring Exercise Intensity.

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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

Running Workouts with Interval Training

Want to boost your fitness level and burn more calories? This program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train than exercising at one intensity...  Read more

Intermediate Walking Workouts

It’s time to step it up! Whether you’ve already completed the Beginner’s Walking Program or are an experienced exerciser who wants to build more walking stamina, this intermediate walking program will help you build even more endura...  Read more

Beginner Walking Workouts

It’s time to start moving! Walking is an excellent form of exercise, especially for beginners or people returning to fitness after a long time off. This introductory walking program will help you build enough endurance to safely and effectively...  Read more

Walking Workouts with Intervals

This walking program uses intervals (short bursts of higher-intensity activity followed by lower intensity recovery periods), which can be a more effective way to train (and burn calories) than exercising at one intensity level. If you're new to...  Read more

Trying to decide what to do for exercise today. St
Updated 5/20/2016 8:59:37 AM

Trying to decide what to do for exercise today. Strength training for sure, but debating on what cardio to do....getting my cleaning done right now, then exercise...  Read more

Ready to get some exercise in. I tentatively only
Updated 5/20/2016 8:52:21 AM

Ready to get some exercise in. I tentatively only have 2 hours available for dishes, cleaning living room, exercise, shower, and lunch. So, I'm going to speed clean. Thinking a short walk and some arm work. Maybe push-ups and military presses....  Read more

Hi there! I wouldn't even worry about exercise for
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Hi there! I wouldn't even worry about exercise for a bit... get on track with your feeding. it can be challenging at times! take it slow and make wise decisions. I am down 10lbs in 3 weeks without any exercise......  Read more

Good morning SP.... So I've been exercising every day for a month 1/2. I started a week after having
Updated 5/20/2016 6:40:58 AM

Good morning SP.... So I've been exercising every day for a month 1/2. I started a week after having surgery.... Which motivated me to start exrcing Whyyyy my legs be so sore b4 bed and when I wake up? Shouldn't my legs be use to it by now? #exercise...  Read more

Over-ate by 1000 calories ( not measuring, so it's
Updated 5/20/2016 12:01:03 AM

Over-ate by 1000 calories ( not measuring, so it's not totally accurate). Enough to know that even though I eat nutritionally dense foods, I'm getting too much. Better than last quit when I took up sweets and ice cream. #vegan #quitsmoking...  Read more

TO BE (STRENUOUS ENOUGH) OR NOT TO BE - THAT IS THE QUESTION!

Target Heart Rate=THR=measures exercise intensity=easy & precise. THR=zone/range HR falls in 2 train aerobically. Train below THR not intense enough. Train above THR= anaerobically (without oxygen)= inefficient & too intense.198...  Read more

Check Fit or the Scale

Noticing if certain clothing starts fitting tighter as well as what the scale reads on a regular basis helps me keep track of how I am doing. I also track exercise minutes but know that exercise intensity can greatly effect number of calories burned,...  Read more

Moms And Dads At Home Getting Healthy Together

Hello moms and dads! Huddle the children, your furry friends and let's get out for some exercise and away from the temptations of that beast called the fridge! See you soon!...  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

Step Up the Pace to Turn a Walk into a Workout

Walking can be a great form of exercise. It's cost effective, easy on the joints and can be done almost anywhere. But how fast does your walk need to be? A new study in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that 100 steps per minute ca...  Read more