Aerobics - How Fast?
Dennis B. Kottler, MD
Westlake Village, CA
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Note: Before beginning any exercise program consult with your physician.
How hard should a person exercise? In the case of aerobics (whether treadmill, running, etc.) it is recommended to follow these two guidelines:
1 - Never do aerobics harder than the level at which you can still breathe comfortably and carry on a conversation.
2- Try to do aerobics so that your heart rate remains in a range that is 50% to 75% of your maximum heart rate.
To obtain YOUR recommended aerobic heart rate range (varies by age) CLICK here: RECOMMENDED HEART RATE