I get asked this question A LOT! How hard should I be exercising? How do I know if I'm working hard enough? What's the best way to measure how hard I'm working?
For someone just getting back into exercise, these questions are important. Everyone always assumes that heart rate is the best way to monitor their exercise intensity, but is it really? Especially for the person just getting started again, heart rate is not always the best, or easiest way to monitor exercise intensity.
Check out this helpful article from the American Council on Exercise for information on what method would be best for you!
What is the best way to measure and monitor intensity during exercise?