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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

Pathetic puppy- my excuse for not exercising today
Updated 8/16/2014 3:03:02 PM

Just FYI - I usually work out an hour a day to the point of being a sweaty, drippy mess 6 or 7 days a week. But: We have a litter of 9 puppies that we are fostering. They are old enough to start getting spayed/neutered. Katy Ka Boom and Buster ha...  Read more

tracking calories and exercising .. gaining weight
Updated 8/12/2014 9:24:53 PM

I started on a 1400 cal/day diet 4 weeks ago. I have been exercising 3-4/week (min calorie burn 400 per session) Gained 4lbs! Anyone have any ideas what is happening?...  Read more

Exercise DVD
Updated 8/9/2014 1:38:34 PM

I would like to find a good and easy beginner exercise/workout DVD. I have pain in my knees so that is a concern. Any Ideas?...  Read more

Why would my hands swell while I'm exercising?
Updated 8/10/2014 6:25:01 PM

I have noticed a slight swelling in my hands while I am power walking. The swelling is more pronounced in my right hand than my left. I felt it today while I was walking. I usually walk for 30 to 40 minutes early in the morning. The swelling usua...  Read more

Walking as I shop.. exercise?
Updated 8/11/2014 2:45:08 PM

Can I record however long I am shopping as walking execise? I didn't get around to doing any cardio today, and I have to go shopping when my husband gets off work.. I was just curious if this would actually be trackable?...  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

My fitness secret for burning more calories

Don't do the exact same exercise for the exact same time and intensity every day. Vary the times and intensities and even activity. Your body is smart and if you do the same thing all the time your body efficiently burns fewer calories for the sam...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  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