To reduce the risk of injury, before beginning this or any exercise program, ALWAYS consult a healthcare provider for appropriate exercise prescription and safety precautions. The exercise instruction and advice presented are in no way intended as a substitute for medical consultation.
Custom exercise heart rate calculator
In order to customize your exercise heart rate, follow the instructions below to find your Resting Heart Rate.
Taking your index and middle finger, and pressing lightly, find your pulse on the wrist at the base of the thumb (see image). Starting with zero, count the beats of your pulse for a total of 60 seconds. It is best to do this first thing in the morning, before your feet have hit the floor. Otherwise, make sure that you have been sitting in a chair for at least 30 - 60 minutes.
Now, calculate your custom heart rate range for optimal results while exercising.
This is the approximate range where you should keep your heart rate while doing cardiovascular exercise.