Hey, good ole buddy!! Got a question

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Hey, good ole buddy!! Got a question
Wed, 09-22-2004 - 8:27pm

Hey girl how are you doing?

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Registered: 04-14-2003
Thu, 09-23-2004 - 1:25pm

Hey Laura, how are you doing these days?



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Registered: 04-21-2003
Thu, 09-23-2004 - 5:53pm

I've always been under the impression that you aim to get a percentage above your resting heart rate as a target for exercise. That's obviously adjusted for age and health, (and ... small print ... always after consultation with your doctor if you're concerned). I'd think that if your resting heart rate tends to be higher, then it would make sense that your heart rate during exercise would also be higher, bearing in mind that everyone is different. If you don't feel unwell during that time, and if you guage your exercise by how out of breath you get and how hard you feel you're working, as well, then that's normally quite a good guide. However, if you're particularly concerned, you could chat with your family doctor, or maybe as Cecilia suggested a gym coach or physiotherapist if you have access to someone like that?

Hope that helps.

Take care