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Measuring Exercise Intensity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Measuring Exercise Intensity.

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

Toddlers make it difficult to exercise
Updated 4/21/2014 11:06:27 AM

That, and teens that are able to eat whatever and have these tempting treats all over the place. So parents...what do you do about exercise time without feeling guilty? We have a membership to the Y, but I feel awful dropping my girls there. T...  Read more

Exercising with a chest cold
Updated 4/19/2014 6:15:02 PM

I have had a nasty chest cold for almost a week now and have not been able to work out/go running like I usually do. I have a 10K in a week that I would still like to participate in but I feel like I need to do some kind of cardiovascular exercise to...  Read more

Younger skin through exercise
Updated 4/17/2014 8:27:26 PM

A really interesting article on the effects of exercise on our skin. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/younger-
skin-through-exercise...  Read more

Need some exercises for lower back.
Updated 4/16/2014 7:53:00 AM

I am 60years male & severely overweight. And of course unfit. After much googling I have invested in a kettlebell (30lbs) for weight loss exercise - specifically deadlifts & swings. So far with a calorie diet alone I have lost 35lbs, 285lb down to...  Read more

Fitbit exercise minutes question
Updated 4/16/2014 1:10:53 PM

I have my Fitbit synced to my SP account and as a result I don't enter my exercise minutes so I don't "double up". I've been doing a lot of exercise lately (getting ready for my first 10K race) and my calorie range has of course risen a lot with the...  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