How hard should you exercise? Part 2: The Talk Test

How hard should you exercise?

It’s not as easy to answer as you think. What does ‘hard’ mean? What does ‘easy’ mean? These are all relative terms. One person might find doing twenty minutes of walking ‘hard’ while another might find climbing a mountain ‘hard’.

In part 1 we looked at heart rates as a way of measuring how ‘hard’ you should exercise.

Part 2 is much simpler. No maths or calculators required! It’s The Talk Test. Simply put when you finish your exercise you should still be able to talk without gasping or straining. That’s it. Simple 🙂

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