When most people think of exercise, they think about aerobic activity or cardiovascular activity. Cardio is a type of activity that uses large muscle groups and is performed continuously. This type of exercise requires a large amount of oxygen and causes your heart rate and breathing rate to rise. As a result, your heart and lungs become stronger and your metabolism increases.
What Is Intensity?
How to Measure Intensity
During moderate-intensity activity, you should be working hard enough to:
During vigorous intensity activity, you should be working hard enough to:
Max Heart Rate and Training Zone
207-(0.7xYour Age)= Maximum Heart Rate for Cardiovascular Activity
Once you have found your maximum heart rate, you can find a safe heart rate to exercise in most of the time. This is better known as the target heart rate zone.
Maximum Heart Rate x 60%-85%= Target Heart Rate Zone
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