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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

So I have a 3 day exercise streak going right now,
Updated 3/29/2015 10:17:31 PM

So I have a 3 day exercise streak going right now, but I worry if doing 20-30 minutes a day might be excessive...and I seem to be gun-shy on the main site's boards. Thoughts?...  Read more

Maybe you could exercise on your breaks by walking
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Maybe you could exercise on your breaks by walking / walking up and down stairs. Wear a pedometer take extra steps when ever you can. 306 311...  Read more

I exercise at night . I know everyone says it's
Updated 3/29/2015 10:04:55 PM

I exercise at night . I know everyone says it's better in the morning..but who the heck has time in the morning? I can't get to bed until 12 because my husband doesn't get off work until 11 or later and I have to be up by 5:30. One car family....  Read more

Exercises for arthritic knees and asthmatics
Updated 3/29/2015 6:53:42 PM

Doess anyone have any ideas for exercises for someone with severely arthritic knees and asthmatic. I live in Michigan so the weather does not allow me to go out for walks etc for half of the year. I am not doing any exercises now but want to st...  Read more

Exercise with kids? I have a 3 year old and 8 mont
Updated 3/29/2015 8:01:07 PM

Exercise with kids? I have a 3 year old and 8 month old. I need to exercise and can't find time. She's up around 5am and he goes to sleep late. I can't get their sleep schedules synced. Any ideas on getting something in while they're awake?...  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