Aerobics - How Fast?

Dennis B. Kottler, MD

Westlake Village, CA

Appointments:   818-991-8376 


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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