Mind & Body Fitness

Exercise intensity is defined as the load of the work done during exercise.

The easiest way to measure it is by the Maximum Heart Rate Method.

To measure your maximum heart rate:
220 - your age
(thus if you are 30 years old, your maximum heart rate is 190 beats/min)

so if you are training or exercising for Aerobic Fitness which states that you must exercise at about 60% of your maximum heart rate, then
60% of 190 beats/min = 114 beats/ min

so if you want to become Aerobically Fit, you must do the exercise at an intensity around
110 to 120 beats/min for at least 30 mins, 3 times a week

Eg. Brisk Walk, Uphill Walk, jogging, swim etc


Dr. A Wahab Kosai

Mind & Body Fitness