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Monitoring Exercise Intensity Using Heart Rate

For the majority of aerobic enthusiasts,
there is a range of exercise intensities that
is described as safe and effective for promoting
cardiovascular benefits. To determine
what range is best for you, you?ll
need to be familiar with a few terms.
1. Maximal Heart Rate: This number is
related to your age. As we grow
older, our hearts start to beat a little more
slowly. To estimate your maximal heart
rate, simply subtract your age from the
number 220.
2. Target Heart-Rate Zone: This is the
number of beats per minute (bpm) at
which your heart should be beating during
aerobic exercise. For most healthy
individuals, this range is 50 percent to 80
percent of your maximal heart rate.

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