Your Heart Rate (Part 3b): Interval Cardio and Strength Training

Two conventional types of training are interval cardio and strength training, or weight training.  Interval training is used for quickly improving your cardiovascular system and also burning more calories in a shorter period of time.  Weight training is done to gain strength.  Here’s what you need to know about your heart rate and these types … More Your Heart Rate (Part 3b): Interval Cardio and Strength Training

Your Heart Rate (Part 3a): Cardio Target Heart Rate Zone (THR)

How Hard Should You Work Out? How do you know if you’re working out hard enough?  Too hard?  I’ll show you a basic formula for finding your individualized THR zone for cardiovascular exercise.  It is simple to do.  Basic math.  If you’re serious about improving your health, you will take the time to figure yours … More Your Heart Rate (Part 3a): Cardio Target Heart Rate Zone (THR)

Your Exercise Heart Rate (Part 1): How to Feel Your Rate of Exertion

This is the first of three posts about exercise heart rate. Heart rate is one of the key indicators measured in almost every health-related situation.  It is one of the first vital signs examined by emergency personnel.  It follows right behind airway and breathing. In that same sense, heart rate is vital to exercise.  It … More Your Exercise Heart Rate (Part 1): How to Feel Your Rate of Exertion