There are many confusing words used when people talk about exercise. Whether you’re just starting, or have been exercising for a while, it can be still be confusing.
F is for frequency, which means how often you exercise during the week.
I is for intensity, which means how hard you have to work.
T is for time, which means how long you work out for during one exercise session.
T is for type, which means what type of exercise you’re doing (e.g., walking, cycling).
If you think you’re having either of these problems, talk to a personal trainer.
For most people, the estimated HR Max works out to 220 minus their age. For example, if you’re 40, your HR Max is 220 – 40 = 180 beats per minute
If your HR Max is 180, to figure out your training zone:
180 x 0.6 = 108 beats per minute
180 x 0.8 = 144 beats per minute
Current as of: October 24, 2018
Author: Chronic Disease Prevention, Alberta Health Services
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