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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Less Pain Same Gain

Good news for those of us that lead hectic lives with busy, busy schedules. New studies have shown that smaller doses of exercise done throughout the day can actually be more beneficial. The key appears to be to elevate our heart rate at each session.

Our maximum heart rate can be calculated by multiplying our age by .7 and subtracting it from 208. A rate of sixty percent of the maximum heart rate will produce the beneficial effects of exercising while reducing the risk of injury. Always make sure that a warm up and cool down are incorporated into your session.

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