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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

Agreed, keep drinking plenty of water. Exercising
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Agreed, keep drinking plenty of water. Exercising should help too....  Read more

If you work out at home for your other exercise, y
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If you work out at home for your other exercise, you could try breaking up your routine and doing little bits of it during the day. Like first thing in the morning, do your ab series, around lunch do legs, and while dinner's cooking, do arms....  Read more

Weight tracker is stuck on measuring in 'k"
Updated 4/14/2015 9:34:15 PM

My weight tracker is stuck on weighing in 'k" which I assume means kilograms but I don't know how to change it back to pounds. Can anyone help me? Please & thank you!...  Read more

PT is exercise, however, you won't burn many calor
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PT is exercise, however, you won't burn many calories if you're doing mostly strengthening, mobility, or flexibility exercises. If your therapist has you use a bike, that would count as cardio, though :)...  Read more

Constant Weight Gain DESPITE Exercise and Diet
Updated 4/16/2015 11:31:05 AM

Guys, I'm kinda losing it. I have been exercising and dieting consistently since the beginning of March and I have gained about 10 lbs. Here's the deal. I'm 31, I don't have a problem with my thyroid (I got it checked) and I take Nexium fo...  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

Intensity

I ramp up the intensity and I can feel and see the exercise benefits faster....  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