Target Heart Rate

The premise of aerobic exercise is to exercise at an intensity that will challenge the aerobic energy system while minimizing the risks of adverse health consequences. One way of remaining cognizant of the intensity at which one is exercising is to monitor the heart rate. Heart rate increases in a predictable fashion as exercise intensity increases from light to moderate to vigorous. There is a linear relationship between the heart rate and exercise intensity, and the heart rate is generally accepted as ...

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